LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) suspended the appointment of retired Capt Usman Khattak as permanent inspector-general of police (IGP) Punjab, here on Tuesday.
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Hearing the petition seeking appointment of a permanent IGP and implementation of the Police Order 2002, the court suspended the notification issued by the Punjab government appointing the province’s acting IGP Usman Khattak as permanent police chief.
The court objected to the appointment of Khattak remarking that he was set to retire after four months.
The Lahore High Court decree was issued just a day after the Punjab government issued a notification of transfer and posting of officers.
According to the notification, Additional Secretary CM Secretariat Syed Masood Numan has been transferred and posted as PSO to CM. Punjab Economic Research Institute. Capt (retd) Zahid Mumtaz has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary Energy Department (Security and Coordination).
Punjab Economic Research Institute. Capt (retd) Zahid Mumtaz has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary Energy Department (Security and Coordination).
Lastly, Usman Khattak was appointed as permanent police chief of the province however, his nomination has now been cancelled by the court.
Khattak was temporarily nominated for the post in April.