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Rizwan Gondal case, Usman Buzdar's Disqualification - Details of SC Hearing (03 Sep 2018) - YouTube

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The #SupremeCourtOfPakistan on Monday resumed hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to the transfer of Pakpattan District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal, ordering a report on political intervention in the police force.A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took a suo motu notice of the DPO's transfer following an alleged altercation with Khawar Maneka — the former husband of Prime Minister Imran Khan's wife. The apex court had earlier questioned the 'timing' of the Pakpattan DPO's transfer and summoned Maneka along with his son Ibrahim Maneka, Ahsan Jameel Gujjar, DIG Shehzada Sultan, and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar's personal secretary as well as his chief security officer.

After Maneka and his daughter Mubashira reached the apex court premises, Maneka told the media that he and his daughter will record a statement in the court but refused to make further comments.

As the hearing went under way, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Kaleem Imam informed the court that he did not have the file containing the written orders of Gondal's transfer. The chief justice then asked why action was not taken against Ahsan Gujjar. "Are you the guardian of the children?" Justice Nisar inquired Gujjar, to which the latter responded that he was the unofficial guardian. He apprised the court that Maneka's children were under pressure and a mutual friend had called him from Africa.

The chief justice then asked how Gujjar knew the Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. "I am a [common] citizen," Gujjar responded. Justice Nisar then said, "Do not lie in the court. How are you related to the [Maneka] children. Are you their paternal or maternal uncle?"

Justice Nisar further remarked that people could not summon the police to their homes and insult them. Former Pakpattan DPO Gondal, who was also present at the hearing said Gujjar had questioned him over not executing the message he was sent. "Gujjar told me that during the British rule, the [Maneka] family's properties were looked after by the deputy commissioner," Gondal said. After Gondal's statement, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Sahiwal appeared before the court and seconded the former's statement. The top judge then remarked why the Punjab CM had heeded a third party's advice in the matter.The Punjab IGP then informed the court that he had advised Gondal against going to the provincial chief minister's house to which Justice Nisar expressed his anger. "You said that we work around the clock thereby the Pakpattan DPO was transferred at 1pm," the judge remarked.Moreover, the chief justice ordered the provincial police chief to show the written order of the transfer to which the latter responded by apprising the court that the orders were in fact verbally issued.Addressing the Punjab IGP, the chief justice noted, "You forgot my instructions. I had summoned all IGPs and advised them to free themselves

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