Islamabad (Staff Report): The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday withdrew its order for the suspension of the transfer of Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) after Jan Muhammad excused himself from performing duties.
“I cannot work given the present circumstances and request the court to grant permission on my transfer," Jan Muhammad requested the court as the hearing went under way.
The chief justice then said, “If he is saying, then we permit the transfer. It is your choice and we will not stop you.”
A day earlier, Jan Muhammad again assumed charge of his post after the apex court rejected a plea filed by the government to appoint a new IGP in the capital.
The court suggested the government to appoint a top cop in the capital on an interim basis in light of the current sensitive law and order situation.
Muhammad, who was in Malaysia for a training course came back to Islamabad today night and resumed his duties.
On Oct 28, the inspector general of capital police was removed from the post for allegedly not receiving the phone call of a federal minister.
After the Supreme Court suspended his transfer notification, the Ministry of Interior wrote to the IGP and directed him to assume the charge.