Pakistani cricketers Sohaib Maqsood and Aamer Yamin sparked outrage over alleged corruption within the Sindh Police after a troubling encounter.
Both representing Multan Regions in the National T20 Cup, encountered Sindh Police while returning home from Karachi to Multan.
They accused law enforcement officials of stopping them forcefully on their way home and demanding bribes.
Sharing their ordeal on social media, Sohaib Maqsood and Aamer Yamin criticized the Sindh Police for their conduct, expressing relief that they didn’t reside in Sindh.
“We’re lucky to live in Punjab, not in Sindh. This was my first time travelling from Karachi to Multan by road, and the Sindh police’s corruption is evident,” Sohaib Maqsood stated on X (formerly Twitter).
money then they will stop you again after 50 km and ask for money again corruption at it’s peak in sindh police 🙏🏻
We told them that we are international cricketers travelling to multan after our match in Karachi they still took 8000 thousand rupees and then let us go it will
— Sohaib Maqsood (@sohaibcricketer) November 27, 2023
Narrating their experience, Sohaib Maqsood highlighted how the police stopped them repeatedly, asking for money and even threatening them without valid reasons.
“Even after we explained we were international cricketers heading home after our match in Karachi, they still extorted 8000 rupees from us,” Maqsood lamented.
Aamer Yamin also voiced the same sentiments and even mentioned relevant authorities in his post on social media to bring their attention to the issue.
travelling to multan after our match in Karachi they still took 8000 thousand rupees and then let us go it will never happen with you in Punjab or in any other province of Pakistan
At area sakrand police station
— Amir Yamin (@amiryamin54) November 27, 2023
Responding to their allegations, Inspector General (IG) Sindh Riffat Mukhtar took prompt action, directing DIG Shaheed Benazirabad to conduct an urgent investigation into the incident. The IG emphasized strict measures against those found involved, confirming the Sindh Police’s representative.
Social media reaction over the incident
The incident highlighted concerns over alleged misconduct within law enforcement, prompting many people to come forward and share their similar experiences with Sindh Police.
Same happened with us!
When we travelled from Quetta to Multan, the journey was osm until we pass through Sukkhar during Esha time.
The police asked us to pay 15k or we will capture the car we were afraid but one of our friend has this experience and immediately asked police his…
— Abdul Rafay 🇵🇰 (@rafayhassan17) November 28, 2023
I know our players and actors are not very vocal about fellow citizens in Pakistan but trust me bro you just saw a minor glimpse and now feeling bad. You all are powerful voices which are silent to make them stronger.Pakistan is being killed by the current corrupts we need youall
— Azmi (@azmipso) November 27, 2023
Oh sorry😌 sir main aap se apni Sindh police ke taraf se mafi mangta ho sub aik jise nahi hote un loogon ko pata nahi hoga ke aap aik cricketer ho as liye sorry😌 🙏💔😌
— Altaf H Dool (@AltafDool) November 27, 2023
While some expressed sympathy with cricketers, some people called them out for ‘racial superiority’ in their posts as corruption is a common problem across the country.
What do you mean by that, you are not living in Sindh? This racial superiority of Punjabis led this country to this point today. Corruption is a common enemy & part of our system. Whether It's Punjab Police or Sindh Police. Both are same faces of a coin.@sohaibcricketer
— شیخ حسین (@IamHussain_90) November 28, 2023
What is punjab or sindh. Condemn anything wrong happening anywhere across Pakistan
— Bushra Siddiki (@bushra_siddiki) November 28, 2023
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