Mayor booked for ‘breaking into’ his office

RMC decides to file a case against elected local representatives


Our Correspondent July 11, 2021

RAWALPINDI:

The Rawalpindi Metropolitan Corporation (RMC) has decided to file a case against elected local representatives, including the mayor, for storming the corporation’s office.

Mayor Sardar Naseem Khan barged into the corporation’s office with chairmen and vice-chairmen of Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) and occupied the seat of the administrator. Sources said the current RMC management has termed the move as illegal.

They said after the detailed decision of the Supreme Court for restoration of local bodies, the Punjab government is preparing a plan of action for transfer of power. However, RMC has sought permission from Rawalpindi Commissioner Gulzar Hussain Shah for filing an FIR in the City police station against the mayor and other elected representatives.

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Mayor Khan said refraining from power transition despite the SC’s verdict is contempt of court. He added the management is committing this illegal act. He said the RMC stands dissolved after the SC short order of March 25 and Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC).

The mayor said that all actions of RMC following the apex court’s decision is unconstitutional. He asked how the country would run if institutions will not implement the apex court’s decisions.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2021.

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