Islamabad (Staff Report): The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday suspended notification of the transfer of Inspector General Police Islamabad Lt (Retd) Jan Muhammad.
Earlier the day, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar took suo moto notice of the IGP transfer, summoning the attorney general and secretary defence to clarify their position regarding the transfer.
“Secretary defence should appear before the court and explain as to why the top cop was transferred,” the top judge remarked. “Rule of law would be established in the country and the institutions would not be weakened,” the CJP clarified.
The attorney general informed the court that Prime Minister Imran Khan verbally ordered to transfer IGP Islamabad.
However, the court suspended the notification of Jan Muhammad’s transfer.
On Sunday, the IGP Islamabad Jan Muhammad was transfered allegedly for refusing to attend the call of federal minister for science and technology Azam Sawati.
However, the Interior ministry said Sawati had nothing to do with the transfer of IGP rather the summary of his removal was on PM’s table for a couple of weeks.