ISLAMABAD -UNS – Following the orders of Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Monday appeared before the Supreme Court in Pakpattan District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal’s transfer case.
Chief Justice, who is heading a three-judge bench, called him at the rostrum and asked, “You summon people and then make recommendations. Do you pressurize the police officers?”
CM Buzdar replied: “The matter came into my knowledge three days after assuming the office. I asked the parties to resolve the issue in friendly environment. The former Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam was in Islamabad so I decided to meet the police personnel personally.”,” replied the Punjab CM.
“Do meet the police officers but why did you invite Ahsan Gujjar?” resented the CJP. “I offered tea to RPO. Ahsan said that those children are also mine. I want to depoliticize the police,” said Buzdar.
“Show the chief minister article 62. We are appointng a lawyer with him who will provide legal assistance. How such a big province is running without implementation of law?” the CJP remarked.
Punjab CM while regretting the incident tendered unconditional apology in the case.
“You are the CM of the biggest province. Rule of law should be ensured. The matters should not run like this in future,” directed the CJP.
The Chief Justice asked the IGP to inform him about the guardianship law and said, “Under which law did Ahsan Gujjar become the guardian of children? You insulted the police force. A new inquiry will now be held by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Khalid Malik within 15 days.”