Asghar Khan case: SC bars govt from transferring DG FIA

04 Jul, 2018 12:45 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday barred establishment division from the transfer of DG Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Bashir Memon till the completion of probe in Asghar Khan case.

A three member bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has directed Federal Investigation Agency to bust the groups involved in women trafficking. The bench was hearing a case pertaining to trafficking of women to Afghanistan.

The CJP remarked that a media hype occurred a day before regarding Memon’s transfer. “The secretary establishment should be told that strict action will be taken against violation of court’s orders,” he maintained.

On the occasion, the Director General FIA informed the court about the steps being taken for recovery of women trafficked to Afghanistan.

SC summons IGs over illegal occupation

Another hearing a case regarding illegal occupation of official residences by police officials also summoned a record of ongoing cases in lower courts and stay orders issued on the residences in question.

The SC summoned inspectors general (IGs) of all four provinces on July 6 (Friday) in a case pertaining to illegal occupation of official residences. During the hearing, the additional attorney general claimed that the provincial IGs are not cooperating.

“In Islamabad alone, 200 official residences have been illegally occupied by police officials,” the additional attorney general said. “We apprised the IG Islamabad but he is not cooperating with us,” he lamented adding that the situation is similar in Karachi.

To this, the chief justice questioned as to why the IGs are not cooperating. Justice Nisar then said, “Ask the IGs to appear in court whether via helicopter or plane.” However, the additional attorney general said it was not possible for the IGs to appear immediately and asked for the hearing of the case to be adjourned till Friday.

Adjourning the hearing of the case till July 6, Justice Nisar ordered that all four IGs appear for the hearing and files be presented of illegally occupied residences on which stay orders were given.

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