IG transfer: SC seeks reply from Swati under Article 62 (1) (f).

Byline: Hasnaat Mailk

ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court was informed on Thursday that Federal Minister Azam Swati was found guilty of misusing authority and mistreating a family that resides near his residence for trespassing.

The revelation was part of a report submitted by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the 'illegal' transfer of former Islamabad police chief after he did not attend Swati's phone call.

Swati records statement before JIT probing IGP Islamabad transfer

The JIT had been formed by the top court after taking suo motu notice of former Islamabad Police Inspector General Jan Muhammad's transfer from the capital. The JIT comprises the Intelligence Bureau's (IB) Ahmad Rizwan, Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) Mir Vaiz Niaz and a director general from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

During the hearing, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar read the investigation team's conclusion terming Swati's stance 'false and fabricated'. It said the stance of Swati family and their servants pertaining to' cow grazing has no basis whatsoever and thus found to be false, concocted, fabricate, inconsistent and factually incorrect. Moreover, the federal minister was given special treatment by relevant authorities.'

'By: the virtue of his post, he wielded his influence and prevailed upon the authorities by misusing his office and profile leading to arbitrary and discriminatory treatment to the private citizens,' the JIT noted.

Directing Swati to explain his position keeping in view Article 62 (1) (f) of the Constitution, the top judge questioned his...

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