Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday suspended the appointment of retired Capt Usman Khattak as permanent Punjab police chief .

Hearing a petition seeking appointment of a permanent IGP and implementation of the Police Order 2002, the court suspended the notification issued by the Punjab government appointing the province’s acting IGP Usman Khattak as permanent IGP.

Khattak , who was posted as acting IGP a few months ago, is set to retire after four months – an objection highlighted by the court in its order earlier today.