The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday suspended the appointment of retired Capt Usman Khattak as permanent inspector-general of police (IGP) Punjab.
Hearing the petition seeking appointment of a permanent IGP and implementation of the Police Order 2002, the court suspended the notification issued by the Punjab government appointing the province’s acting IGP Usman Khattak as permanent IGP.
Khattak, who was posted as acting IGP a few months ago after the retirement of Mushtaq Sukhera, is set to retire after four months – an objection highlighted by the court in its order earlier today.
The Punjab government issued a notification of transfer and posting of officers on Monday. According to the notification, Additional Secretary CM Secretariat Syed Masood Numan has been transferred and posted as PSO to CM. Punjab Economic Research Institute. Capt (retd) Zahid Mumtaz has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary Energy Department (Security and Coordination).