High court turns down CCPO's plea against suspension.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court denied Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar's plea to overturn the federal government's decisions to suspend and transfer him.

Justice Muzamil Akhtar Shabbir questioned the CCPO's lawyer at the beginning of the hearing on how a writ could be maintained against the transfer and suspension of a civil servant.

The judge observed that the service tribunal should handle the situation. Citing a Supreme Court decision, petitioner's counsel Sohail Shafique stated that a transfer order based on mala fide could be subject to judicial scrutiny.

However, Justice Shabbir observed that the judgment cited by the counsel was specific to that instance and not an overall directive. The petition was also contested by an additional attorney general, who argued that the petitioner could only litigate the case before the service tribunal.

The judge disposed of the case and told the petitioner to seek redress in the suggested forum.

The petition claims that the respondent government suspended the petitioner on Nov 5 without giving the petitioner any...

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