LAHORE    -   Following the Establishment Division’s notification seeking services of CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mahmood Dogar, the Punjab gov­ernment has written a letter to the federal government express­ing its inability to relieve the police officer citing shortage of senior officers in Punjab, it has been reliably learnt.

A week ago, the federal gov­ernment had tranferred the CCPO from Punjab after he or­dered registration of terrorism cases against two federal mini­setrs and an equal number of PTV officers.

Punjab government’s letter says that there was already an acute shortage of officers in the province and relieving the CCPO in such circumstances would further aggravate the problem. The Punjab government has also requested for cancellation of the Establishment Division’s notification calling back the CCPO in the center.

Separately, the Punjab Chief Secretary Punjab Kamran Ali Afzal who had proceeded on 14 days leave starting from 17th September apparently due to non congenial working relationship with the provincial government, is most likely to request for exten­sion in his leave period. His leave ends on 30th of September (to­day). Sources said that it is quite possible he would extend his leave following his not so good working experience with the in­cumbent Punjab government.

Chairman Planning & De­velopment Board, Muhammad Abdullah Khan Sumbal is cur­rently working as acting CS Punjab on officiating basis.