SC summons Fawad Chaudhry in Islamabad IG transfer issue

SC summons Fawad Chaudhry in Islamabad IG transfer issue
Islamabad: The Supreme Court on Wednesday has summoned Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry in the court over his commentary in the case pertaining to the transfer of Inspector General Police of Islamabad.

During the hearing of a case related to the transfer of top cop on Wednesday, the apex court has summoned the information minister and Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati to appear before the bench today along with the documents of his farmhouse.

A three-member bench headed by the chief justice also directed the concerned authorities to produce the children of the victim family with whom Azam Swati’s son had a conflict.

‘Apparently, Fawad Chaudhry commented on the judicial proceedings which is irresponsible,’ remarked the chief justice.

The top judge observed that without a doubt, the prime minister is the chief executive, however, clarified that such type of statements are generally avoided.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had taken notice of transfer of Inspector General of Police (IGP), Islamabad, Jan Muhammad allegedly after his refusal to take action on the complaint of Federal Minister Azam Swati’s son and failing to pick calls from the minister.

The top court suspended the transfer order, following which Fawad Chaudhry had said that the inspector generals of police (IGPs) is answerable to the prime minister and chief minister and questioned ‘what is the point of elections’ if the premier cannot suspend a police chief.

The minister further added that it is unacceptable for the incumbent govt that bureaucracy runs state-affairs.

“What is point of holding general elections if premier can’t even suspend an IG”, stated the minister while adding, “There will be no democracy in the country if IGs, DSPs and SPs don’t pay heed to the orders of PM and ministers”.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister Senator Azam Swati on Monday said that he had approached Prime Minister Imran Khan after several failed attempts at contacting IGP Jan Muhammad over an incident at his farmhouse last week.

Swati said he had made several attempts to contact the inspector-general to inform him regarding the incident and ensuing bomb threats from the “illegal occupants” who later beat up and injured his three guards.