November 28, 2023

What’s happening in Punjab between IGP and CM Pervaiz?

What's happening in Punjab between IGP and CM Pervaiz?

LAHORE: The filing of cases against PML-N politicians has caused Punjab to become entangled in turmoil once more. The Lahore police chief has refused to resign, claiming that he will only do so on orders from the provincial administration.

Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar’s services have been abruptly terminated by the federal government, who also ordered him to report to the Establishment Division for further instructions. The incident followed the filing of a lawsuit accusing Javed Latif and Marriyum Aurangzeb of “using religion to instill and promote enmity” against Imran Khan, the leader of the PTI and a former prime minister.

Sources claim that Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi had previously ordered IG Punjab Faisal Shahkar to file a case, which he denied and advised taking legal advice from the appropriate authorities in this regard. The chief minister is said to have been enraged at the IG’s refusal and afterward assigned Dogar to finish the duty.

Ghulam Dogar told that he won’t give up his position unless the Punjab government requests it. According to the sources, if the official disobeyed the directives after seven days, the federal government had the right to suspend him.In the meantime, CM Punjab has also requested that Lahore CCPO retain control of his office following his transfer, alleging that the federal government took this action as retaliation despite having no authority to do so.

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