Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera has made 85 senior police officers, who had got promotion out of turn, Officers on Special Duty (OSD).
IGP through a notification on Thursday night ordered making 85 senior police officers, including 20 Superintendent of Police (SP) and 65 Deputy Superintendents of Police as OSDs.
The ranks of these officers were reverted a few months back following orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan. The SC had ordered the reversion of their ranks on the charge of getting out of turn promotions. Nevertheless, they had got stay orders from double bench of the SC against the reversion orders and the case is still pending.
All these officers were working on the stay orders when all of a sudden the IGP ordered making them OSD.
SP CIA Lahore Umar Virk confirmed that the IGP had made them OSD and claimed that decision came as surprising for him as their case was still pending with the SC and its next hearing was on June 29.
Prominent among those who were made OSD include DPO Khushab Faisal Gulzar Awan, SP CIA Faisalabad Ijaz Shafi Dogar, DPO Mandi Bahauddin Raja Basharat Mahmood and DPO Gujrat Rai Zameer-ul-Haq.