Islamabad (Quadrat Daily) The Supreme Court has sought the response from the provincial government in the transfer case on political interference in the Punjab Police. The Supreme Court extended the scope of the case to the federal and other provinces and also required registration of the transfer post in the police department in 8 years. According to media reports, the case of posting transfer for political interference in Punjab Police was heard in the Supreme Court, while Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial heard the case.
At the request of the applicant’s lawyer, the court expanded the scope of the case to the federation and other provinces. The chief justice emphasized that he has not seen the headlines related to the transfer of OPAK, according to the data, the average stay of OPAK in Punjab is 5 months, while 268 OPAK have been transferred to Punjab in 4 years.
The Supreme Court has also asked the federal government and other provinces to register the postings of transfers in the police department in 8 years. The Supreme Court adjourned the hearing of the conversion case for two weeks for political interference in Punjab while ordering the federation and other provinces to file their reply within two weeks. Earlier, petitions related to political interference in the Punjab Police and the return of Chief Secretary Punjab Kamran Ali Afzal were scheduled for hearing in the Supreme Court.
Both applications will be heard by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Atta Bandial. Justice Ayesha Malik and Justice Athar Manullah are also included in the court. Citizen Rana Tahir Saleem filed a petition regarding political interference in Punjab Police, in which it was found that political interference and unnecessary transfer of officers is affecting the performance of police in Punjab.
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