Federal govt calls back city police chief | CM Elahi asks GM Dogar not to relinquish charge.


LAHORE     -   The transfer orders of CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mahmood Dogar by the Federal govern­ment on Tuesday have brought the Punjab and the federal gov­ernment face to face as Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi strongly reacted over the de­velopment accusing the PML-N-led government of indulging in revengeful actions. 

The development comes af­ter the Lahore police chief or­dered registration of terrorism cases against two federal min­isters, Marriyum Aurangzeb and Javed Latif along with MD PTV Sohail Khan on Monday. Ghulam Mahmood Dogar, a BS-21 officer of Police Service of Pakistan (PSP), through a notification by Cabinet Secretariat’s Establish­ment Di­vision on Tuesday, was trans­ferred and directed to report to the Establishment Division with immediate effect for fur­ther orders. Punjab Home Minister Col (retd) Muham­mad Hashim said in his twitter message that Additional IG GM Dogar had been asked to con­tinue discharging his duties till further orders by Punjab government and he will not report to the Establishment Division. According to sources, while the IGP Faisal Shahkar had refused to register the cases against the PML-N min­isters, the CCPO Lahore direct­ed SHO Green Town Lahore to register the cases taking or­ders from of the chief minister.

Reacting to the development, Ch Parvez Elahi said that the federal government had no powers to transfer the CCPO Lahore. “It is my power to trans­fer the CCPO”, he said in a state­ment here. The chief minister said he had stopped the police officer from relinquishing the charge. “The federal govern­ment has been obsessed with revengeful actions”, he alleged. Both the federal and Punjab governments seem determined to punish the officials who they believe have committed illegal acts against their parties due to their alleged political lean­ings. Ghulam Mehmood Dogar, who had also served as CCPO Lahore under Usman Buzdar govt in Punjab was removed from the post after Hamza Shehbaz became Punjab’s chief minister. Ch Parvez Elahi posted him again on same post on recommendation of the PTI Chairman Imran Khan.