SC orders trial against Azam Swati under Article 62 (1)(f)

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered to hold trial against Federal Minister for Science and Technology Senator Azam Swati under Article 62 (1)(f) in a case regarding transfer of Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IG) Jan Muhammad.
During the hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said that the court has gone through the report prepared by joint investigation team.
The top judge has also asked IG Amir Zulfiqar about the details over which, the police official said that the case was under hearing in the court.
Meanwhile, Swati’s lawyer said that the court had asked 10 questions from his client. CJP Nisar said that the transfer was made when Jan Muhammad didn’t attend minister’s call.
Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan said that JIT has put allegations on Azam Swati in its report due to which, a trial will be launched against him.
Earlier, SC had directed Swati to submit written reply by tonight in the case.
It is pertinent here to mention that Islamabad IG was transferred over not picking telephone of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati.
The minister alleged that he called the high-ranked police official for 22 hours but latter did not bother to pick his phone.
The Supreme Court had later suspended the notification of transfer of Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IG) Jan Mohammad.

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