Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Friday suspended the transfer order of Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar and forwarded the matter to a larger bench of the apex court.
Headed by Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court heard Dogar’s plea and referred the matter to a five-member bench which is hearing a case related to transfer and posting in Punjab.
Ghulam Mahmood Dogar was removed as the city police chief by the caretaker administration on January 23 and replaced with Bilal Siddique Kamyana.
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On November 5 last year, the federal government suspended then Lahore CCPO Dogar after an angry mob of PTI supporters staged a protest outside Governor House in Lahore against the assassination attempt on former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Despite the suspension by the federation, Dogar did not leave charge of the post and challenged his suspension in the Lahore High Court (LHC). He had also moved the Federal Service Tribunal (FST) against his suspension.
On November 8 last year, the LHC dismissed Dogar’s plea, saying it does not have the authority to hear the case.
Meanwhile, on November 10 last year, the tribunal comprising Asim Akram and Mushtaq Jadoon suspended the federal government’s November 5 notification in a two-page written verdict.
Approving Dogar’s appeal against the federal government’s decision, the tribunal declared his suspension against the law and contrary to the verdicts of the top court.
Later, on December 2 last year, an FST bench ordered to remove the CCPO, rejecting the single-bench order of reinstating Dogar which was then challenged by the cop in the apex court, which reinstated him.
Last month, on January 23, after the establishment of the caretaker government in Punjab, the transfer order of Dogar was issued once again. The government replaced Dogar with Additional IG Bilal Siddique Kamyana as the Lahore CCPO.