Transfer of Pakpattan DPO’s was politically influenced, says report submitted before SC

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, an inquiry report submitted in the Supreme Court of Pakistan stated that former Pakpattan District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal was transferred on the basis of political intervention.

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Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heading a three member bench heard a suo motu notice of the former DPO’s transfer following an alleged altercation with Khawar Maneka — the former husband of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife.

As the hearing began, National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) chief Maher Khaliq Dad Lak submitted an inquiry report which stated that the former Pakpattan DPO’s transfer was done on the basis of influence.

“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.

Following this, the chief justice remarked, “Gondal was transferred following the meeting at the Punjab CM House.”

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