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Islamabad IG did not pick call for 22 hours, alleges Azam Swati

Dunya News

CJP has taken suo motu notice of incident.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati on Monday stated he had not committed any wrongdoing in case pertaining to transfer of Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IG) Jan Mohammad.

Swati stated that he would appear before the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) to present his stance. He added, “I hope Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar will fathom my stance on the matter.”

Swati alleged that his house was attacked and employees were injured. “I approached Islamabad IG as a common citizen but he did not pick my call for 22 hours”, Swati was quoted as saying.

“Upon incessant failure, I approached Prime Minister Imran Khan and secretary interior and explained issue to them”, Swati said while adding, “Is seeking security from security personnel as a common citizen not my right.”

Swati added that secretary interior also failed to contact suspended Islamabad IG despite several attempts.

Earlier today, CJP took suo motu notice of alleged transfer of Islamabad 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.