Inquiry Report Into Pakpattan DPO’s Transfer Confirms Political Interference


Inquiry report into Pakpattan DPO’s transfer confirms political interference

The inquiry report submitted by NACTA stated Rizwan Gondal's transfer was politically influenced.

Islamabad (Pakistan Point News – 3rd October, 2018) The inquiry report submitted in the Supreme Court on Wednesday regarding the transfer of former Pakpattan District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal confirmed that it was politically influenced.

A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu notice of the former DPO's transfer following an alleged altercation with Khawar Maneka, the ex-husband of first lady Bushra Bibi.

As the hearing began, National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) chief Maher Khaliq Dad Lak submitted an inquiry report which stated that the transfer of Rizwan Gondal was done on the basis of political intervention.

The report said that during the meeting at Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar's office, Ahsan Jamil Gujjar behaved in a humiliating manner and former Punjab IGP Kaleem Imam "played the role of a rubber stamp".

"One issue was of the Punjab chief minister's conduct," the report added. It was humiliating to give a message to the DPO and so was stating that everyone will lose in the matter although in hindsight stating that 'everyone will lose' is an obvious threat, the report added.

The CJP then remarked about Punjab chief minister’s close friend Ahsan Jamil Gujjar, saying, “Why don’t we take up a case against him in the anti-terrorism court.”

“Today, Gujjar is issuing apologies and a day earlier his tone was different,” the CJP said.

The court then ordered that a copy of the report be sent to Punjab CM Usman Buzdar and former Punjab IG Kaleem Imam.

Further, the court summoned a reply from the Punjab CM on the report within three days.

The Supreme Court had on September 17 rejected the report submitted by the then Punjab IGP Syed Kaleem Imam in the case pertaining to the transfer of DPO Pakpattan, and had sought a fresh report.

Mahnoor Sheikh

The writer is News Editor, Pakistan Point. She has graduated in Mass Communication and has worked in various media houses