The Supreme Court stopped Ghulam Mahmood Dogar’s transfer order as the Lahore capital city police officer (CCPO) on Friday and referred the case to a larger bench of the high court.
After hearing Dogar’s argument, a three-member supreme court panel led by Judge Ijaz ul Ahsan referred the case to a five-member panel that is currently deliberating a case involving transfer and posting in Punjab.
The Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja was ordered to disclose all the paperwork related to Dogar’s transfer by Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, who heard the matter on Thursday. In addition, the court changed the makeup of the bench and appointed Judge Munib Akhtar.
On January 23, the caretaker administration fired Ghulam Mahmood Dogar, a blue-eyed police officer who had served under former chief minister Parvez Elahi, and replaced him with Bilal Siddique Kamyana.
Judge Ahsan questioned the location of the chief election commissioner at today’s session. The secretary of the Election Commission said that CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja was ill and therefore unable to appear in court. The secretary claimed that on January 23, the Punjab government requested the transfer of Dogar. He stated that a written request was submitted on January 24 and granted on February 6. Judge Munib Akhtar then questioned whether directives were typically given in response to verbal requests.
Meanwhile, according to Justice Ahsan, a verbal request was granted and directives were given. He added that the transfer letter was, however, sent out after the implementation. “Do federal agencies follow verbal instructions? May constitutional authority issue verbal orders? “questioned Judge Akhtar.
Judge Akhtar observed that the Election Commission members must be consulted before the CEC may make decisions about transfers and postings.
Judge Akhtar questioned, “Has the Election Commission delegated its powers to the top election commissioner?” The director general (DG) law said that there is no document granting authority delegation.