Pakpattan DPO's transfer stirs controversy, Punjab IG issues clarificationArchive
The transfer of a district police officer (DPO) posted in Pakpattan stirred up a controversy on Monday as media reports suggested that the transfer was linked to an alleged altercation between the DPO and First Lady Bushra Maneka's former husband Khawar Fareed Maneka.
According to Pakpattan police spokesperson Sajid Ali Anwar, Pakpattan DPO Rizwan Gondal's men stopped Maneka's car as he was travelling towards Pir Ghani on the night of August 23.
Anwar claimed that Maneka refused to stop on the policemen's request and misbehaved with them. Subsequently, Maneka demanded that the DPO of the area should visit his dera to personally apologise to him, he added.
Since Gondal's transfer orders started making the rounds on social media on Monday, media reports suggested that the police officer was transferred because of the August 23 episode.
However, the Punjab Police sent out a clarification in a tweet and said that Punjab Inspector General Dr Saeed Kaleem Imam had not transferred Gondal under any "pressure", rather the police officer has been transferred because of lying about an altercation incident with some citizen.