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Political intervention: SC seeks eight-year record of police transfers from the center, province

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Wednesday requested details from the federal and provincial governments regarding the transfer of police officers during past eight years except for the report on political interference in these transfers.

Three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Judge of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial and as part of of Judge Ayesha Malik and Judge Athar Minallah Hear Political Interference Case in in transfers and publications of police officers in Punjab.

On request of in the petitioner, the high court expanded the scope of case to the federation and other provinces, and then turned to the federal government and other provinces to submit a case response.

“The federation and the provinces must submit reports of posting transfer in police Department over in past eight years”, the court ruled and ordered the federal government and provinces to submit their responses within two weeks.

During the hearing, the petitioner’s lawyer argued that transfers of police officers were caused by political interference and influence, which was a matter of of “public meaning and fundamental rights”.

“Continuous transmission of police officers matter to the police command and performance,” Main justice noticed. The petitioner’s lawyer argued that recently a Layah Police Officer (DPO) was transferred to the Chief Minister’s home following interference from local politicians, which was highlighted media also.

To which the CJP replied that he had not seen the headlines regarding this issue. in in media. petitionerx counsel claimed that the DPO eventually dropped the charge, despite initial police resistance to the transfer.

“According to the data, on average term of DPO in Punjab – five months and 268 DPOs have been exchanged. in Punjab in four years,” read Justice Bandial. out Data provided by a lawyer.

Judge Aisha asked where the data came from, to which the lawyer replied that they were obtained from the Commissioner. of police (CP) office. “Political changes in the police make a difference performance of in criminal justice systemJudge Minallah noted.

petitioner, the lawyer stated that on average term of inspector general (IG) of police in Punjab six months, but should be three years in accordance with the law. He added what in in past four years the police were changed in Punjab without reason.

The CJP said that according to the attorney’s petitioner, the case was not limited to Punjab.

” former IG of Islamabad was a well educated and decent officer, who handled the case of in attack on [the] Sind House is very good. However, he was also changedJudge Bandial said.

The court recognized the transfer of police officers without reason affects criminal justice systemx performance.

“In such situations, there is a tendency among officers higher positions through political influence,” the Supreme Court said.

It was further stated that the petitioner’s lawyer said that the volume of cause should to be extended to the federation and other provinces.

Subsequently, the Supreme Court instructed the federal government and provinces to submit responses to the court within two weeks and adjourn the hearing for two weeks.

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