CJP takes suo motu of Islamabad IG's transfer

Dunya News

CJP remarked writ of the law will be established.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar on Monday took suo motu notice of alleged transfer of Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IG) Jan Mohammad over not picking phone of a federal minister.

“I heard that Islamabad IG was transferred over not picking phone of a minister. Secretary interior has to reveal real reasons behind transfer of Jan Mohammad”, remarked CJP.

“It also came to light that matter of phone call is linked to son of a minister. We will not allow anyone to weaken state-institutions. Writ of law would be established at all cost”, remarked CJP.

Islamabad IG was transferred and ordered to report to Establishment Division until further orders, read the notification.

On the other hand, Pakistan Peoples Party’s leader Khokar claimed that the minister is trying to bring police into his personal disputes.  

Back then in August this year, Buzdar-led Punjab govt faced intense backlash over transferring Pakpattan District Police Officer (DPO) for stopping Khawar Maneka, ex-husband of the first lady. The issue was formally settled after Maneka submitted unconditional apology in the apex court.