SC seeks written apology from CM Punjab, others in DPO transfer case

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ISLAMABAD: A three member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has sought written apology from the Punjab Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Khan Buzdar, former Inspector General Punjab Police Kaleem Imam and Ahsan Jameel Gujjar, another respondent, in DPO Pakpattan transfer case.
Hearing the case, the Chief Justice remarked that we are striving to uphold rule of law.
During the hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar rejected the previously submitted replies of CM Buzdar, Kaleem Imam and Ahsan Jameel Gujjar in the case.
Earlier, National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Chairman Mehr Khalid Dad Lak had presented an inquiry report of the case in Supreme Court.
The report had revealed political influence was exercised by Punjab CM to transfer Pakpattan DPO Rizwan Gondal.
It is to be mentioned here that the transfer came in the backdrop of ex-husband of First Lady Bushra Imran, Khawar Fareed Manika’s altercation with Gondal over alleged mistreatment of police personnel with his son and daughter while they were heading to Pakpattan in a car.
On August 31, the top had taken suo motu notice of the transfer of DPO Gondal and appointed former Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam to inquire the case and submit report.
The report which cleared CM Buzdar of charge of influencing the case and transfer was rejected by SC.

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