Order of Transfer of CCPO Suspended

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Friday suspended the transfer order of Lahore police chief Ghulam Mahmood Dogar and forwarded the matter to a larger bench of the apex court.

A three-member bench of the supreme court headed by Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan heard Dogar’s petition and referred the matter to a five-member bench which is hearing a case related to transfer and posting in Punjab.

On Thursday, Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan heard the case and directed the Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja to provide all the records regarding Dogar’s transfer. The court also reconstituted the bench and added Justice Munib Akhtar to it.

Ghulam Mahmood Dogar — a blue-eyed officer of former chief minister Parvez Elahi — was removed as the city police chief by the caretaker administration on January 23 and replaced with Bilal Siddique Kamyana.

On November 5 last year, the federal government had suspended then Lahore CCPO Dogar after an angry mob of PTI supporters staged a protest outside Governor House in Lahore against the assassination attempt on the party’s chairman, Imran Khan.

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