Penalised?: Rawalpindi officers transferred for acting against property tycoon?

DCO Rawalpindi Saqib Zafar and RPO Muhammad Zubair refuse to relinquish posts until Punjab govt issues orders.

Umer Nangiana October 22, 2011


The establishment division on Thursday issued orders of transfer of District Coordination Officer and Regional Police Officer Rawalpindi to Balochistan which are yet to be acted upon as the two officers refused to relinquish charge until directed by the government of Punjab.

Sources said the two officers were being victimised for their role in police cases registered against a property tycoon, who is on the run these days. The DCO Rawalpindi Saqib Zafar had just completed his tenure in Balochistan and was appointed in Rawalpindi.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Zafar said he was still working as DCO as he had not received final transfer orders from the government of Punjab. “I do not get the transfer order directly. They are sent to the Punjab government which would take the final decision. I would be informed accordingly,” added Zafar.

On the alleged role in cases against the real estate magnate, Zafar said he had done nothing against the law and behaved well within the legal domain against the businessman. He did not want to comment on allegation that he was being victimised.

Despite several efforts, RPO Rawalpindi Captain (retd) Muhammad Zubair could not be contacted. However, sources said he too was waiting for the Punjab government to give final orders to act upon his transfer orders issued by the Establishment division.

The real estate tycoon had recently developed differences with PML-N bigwig Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan who was apparently not happy with the activities of the businessman in his constituencies. However, the latter had right connections with many in the federal government.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 22nd, 2011.


Abdur Rauf Kiani | 10 years ago | Reply

Dear Sir

shadi | 10 years ago | Reply @ iftikhar-ur-Rehman yet we never fail to criticize the police and courts for let a criminal go even though it is the federal governments fault. Finally when the police does do its job and is discouraged by government officers to do so, we say this is pakistan, no big deal. We look at our states failure in such a convenient way :)
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