Govt dismisses police officer who refused using force against Azadi March protesters

Published: April 1, 2015
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PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The government has dismissed senior police officer Muhammad Ali Nekokara, who refused to use force against protesters during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT) ‘Azadi March’ outside Parliament.

The Establishment Secretary imposed the penalty of dismissal from service “with immediate effect on the grounds of proven charges constituting inefficiency and misconduct,” a notification issued by the government  read.

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When Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali directed the Islamabad Police to use force against the protesters who breached security parameters within the vicinity of Parliament last year, many police officers, including Nekokara, refused to comply, officials said. After his refusal, the government suspended many police officers including Nekokara, they added.

Nekokara has the right of appeal to the appellate authority under the Civil Servants’ (Appeal) Rules, 1977 within a period of 30 days from the date of the issuance of this notification.

The Express Tribune acquired a copy of the notification.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • raider
    Apr 1, 2015 - 8:58PM

    during an address at sheikhupura while long march against pppp govt was announced in 2009
    nawaz Sharif instigated police officials to not act according to govt of pppp that time and one of the police men handed his cap over to nawaz Sharif, then where was state that time, for Sharifs and iftkhar ch, there is nothing like state but every institution is like their fiefdom, others along with MUHAMMAD ALI NEKOKARA should be saluted for not to be used very like tissue paper and as barbaric state machinary for political interests of evil forces.they would be restored soon IN SHAH ALLAH. Recommend

  • Anoni
    Apr 1, 2015 - 9:55PM

    This person had more wisdom then people sitting above. He used the calming effect to reduce violence. Instead of being appreciated he had be discredit.

    The goverment keep on making stupid mistake that will eventually hurt the sentiment of general public.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Apr 1, 2015 - 10:22PM

    @raider:

    My humble advise, if you have got a problem with Sharif treating every institution as his fiefdom, than its fine by me cause he has got my vote and support. In the event you have a problem with it, please go into a deep hibernation until your beloved Naya Pakistan is made. As it seems, your hibernation would last an eternity though.Recommend

  • Blithe
    Apr 2, 2015 - 12:38AM

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. Such spineless police officer who allow miscreants to rule the capital should be summarily dismissedRecommend

  • Fawad Gilani
    Apr 2, 2015 - 1:52AM

    @raider:
    He is an officer refusing orders. He should be tried for treason. The Dharna was technically to overthrow the legitimate government of Pakistan elected by popular mandate. Hence this officer is guilty of sedition/treason under the 18th ammendment.Recommend

  • Sidster
    Apr 2, 2015 - 6:32AM

    @Adnan Siddiqi: I can see how Nawaz Sharif is still in power due to Hibernation of disease mind of your’s and people like you in Pakistan. May Allah open your eyes to injustice committed by present Government on the name of Democracy, Ameen. Recommend

  • Faizan
    Apr 2, 2015 - 8:52AM

    How many has been dismissed for killing 18 people in Model Town Tragedy ?Recommend

  • raider
    Apr 2, 2015 - 9:18AM

    @Fawad Gilani:
    What was purpose of long march started to restore iftkhar ch on 16 march 2009, if he had not been restored then what was the option left but to overthrow a legitimate govt. what happened to that police man who showed loyalty with Nawaz instead of state.in which democratic country in spite of rigging Govt is legitimate. For your kind information that Sharif brethren have been convicted by legitimate court of Pakistan and have been declared ineligible by another legitimate court. So many cases of money laundering, written off loans are pending in NAB courts then where goes article 62 and 63, it is better not to talk about any law in Pakistan.Recommend

  • naveed ahmad bajwa
    Apr 3, 2015 - 6:44AM

    He had no right to decide if force was required to keep the protesters away from governement building or keep htem out of a spacified area. He tried to be a political leader rather than a goverenment wervent. If all of us start deciding on our own the fate of the govt and siding with one political party or the other, there will be total LOOT all over.Recommend

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