SC suspends notification for Islamabad IGP's transfer.

Islamabad -- Attorney General of Pakistan on Monday told the Supreme Court that Inspector General of Police, Islamabad, was transferred on the 'verbal directives' of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Supreme Court was hearing the case of the Islamabad IGP's transfer after Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice.

Adjourning the hearing till Tuesday, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar suspended the notification regarding the Islamabad IGP's transfer.

The chief justice directed the interior secretary and the attorney general to appear before the court and explain as to why the Islamabad IGP was transferred. 'I have heard the transfer was done on some minister's order. The interior secretary should inform us why he was transferred,' Justice Nisar remarked.

'We have also heard the IGP was removed because he refused to obey orders of a minister's son,' Justice Nisar added.

Further, the top judge said, 'We cannot tolerate political meddling in police. Governance of law should be maintained and we will not let our institutions falter.'

As Interior Secretary Azam Suleman appeared before the court, the chief justice expressed anger at him for not arriving on time and said, 'We were...

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