Former SSP at the mercy of a secretary

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Former SSP (operations) Asmatullah Junejo, who has been facing suspension after he was made officer on special duty (OSD) for the last five months, has been deprived of his salary allegedly by a secretary at the prime minister’s House to settle a personal score.

The SSP, who was divested of his responsibilities after he allegedly failed to insert certain sections in an FIR that had been registered against ASWJ activists at the Shehzad Town Police Station, has been going to the Police Line on a daily basis but neither was he allowed to perform his duty nor was his salary being released.

According to sources, the particular secretary at the PM House has blocked the salary of the police officer, who had not entertained a case of the secretary’s son for an arms licence while raising objection on the submitted documents.

Junejo, who was seriously injured during an encounter with the participants of the PTI and PAT sit-ins, was the only police officer who had led a police contingent to stop the crowed from marching on the parliament building including the Prime Minister House. The Interior Ministry had also announced cash prizes for the police officers and personnel who faced the wrath of the protesters.

When contacted, Junejo confirmed that his salary has been blocked and he had not been told  any reason behind the move. He regretted that honesty and integrity have almost lost meaning in the police department.