Scores of people on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration at Kutchery Chowk against CPO Ghulam Muhammad Dogar’s transfer.
The protestors said Dogar was an “upright officer” and had controlled crime in Multan. They demanded that provincial government withdraw his transfer orders.
The CPO, RPO Ali Amir Malik, operations SSP Khurram Shakoor, Investigation SSP Wazeer Khan and Saddar SP Mehr Rab Nawaz were transferred on Wednesday after the chief minister took notice of a rape case. On June 6, as many as 15 armed men had gang-raped two women allegedly with police connivance in Shujabad. Following the incident, SHO Javed Iqbal was arrested. Shujabad DSP Muhammad Shakeel was also suspended for negligence. Ghulam Abbas, one of the protestors, told The Express Tribune that the government was politicising police.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 11th, 2013.