Judicial tribunal wonders why was Punjab IGP transferred


The judicial tribunal investigating the Model Town clashes sought on Wednesday a report from the federal secretary of the Establishment Division regarding the incident which led to the transfer of the Punjab inspector general of police (IGP).

At a previous hearing, the tribunal had sought reports from the Punjab secretary establishment. However, Punjab Advocate General Muhammad Hanif Khatana appeared before the court on Wednesday and submitted that the federal secretary establishment was the appropriate person to provide a report, instead of the Punjab secretary.

Meanwhile, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Saiful Murtaza, who is also a member of the joint investigation team (JIT) constituted by the tribunal, provided the tribunal a photocopy of the application by Minhajul Quran International Secretariat administrative director Mohammad Jawad for the registration of an FIR against the incident.

Murtaza also provided a record of telephone numbers under the use of the persons concerned, as well as a report of the Special Branch, dated June 11 and June 14, regarding the return of Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri to Pakistan.

Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Deputy Director Asad Ali Khan stated that no report was demanded from them, nor was it presented to the provincial government.

He also placed on record the analysis report regarding the cell phone numbers sent to him.

Intelligence Bureau Director Sajid Bilalur Rehman also submitted a report stating that no intelligence information was provided to the provincial government.

Meanwhile, the tribunal also summoned all police officials who had submitted their affidavits before the tribunal for cross examination today.

Furthermore, the court has issued a notice to Mobilink for submission of cell phone data, which would then be sent to the ISI deputy director for analysis. Proceedings will resume today.



  1. CM is head of provincial parliament and Governor/Chief Secretary is head of Administration. No law is allowing to snatch the power of by the CM. why CM or ministers interfered appointments and postings of admn officers. why CM had politically transferred IG and DCO Lahore????

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