KP IGP demote 800 police officers who got out-of-turn promotions
March 18, 2023 05:58 AM
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IGP Akhtar Hayat Gandapur has issued a notification for the demotion of 800 police officers, who were promoted out-of-turn, in compliance with Supreme Court’s 2018 order, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
The notification included the demotion of dozens of SHOs and DSPs.
This was in response to a writ petition filed by the affected police officers.
According to the sources, in the year 2018, the Supreme Court ordered to demote all police officers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who received out-of-turn promotions while the provincial government, IGPs or courts had ignored the deserving ones.
Therefore, the current IGP Akhtar Hayat Gandapur has issued orders for the demotion of 800 police personnel promoted out of turn, of which 65 are from Dera Ismail Khan, in order to ensure the implementation of the Supreme Court's decision after more or less five years.
Sources claimed that if the Supreme Court's ruling is implemented, all the officials who were disregarded will receive their due right.
It merits here to mention that in the last five years, three IGPs have been failed to implement the same Supreme Court’s ruling. Each time, the IGPs had to back down due to the interference of the provincial government and influential politicians.
Reporter: Sajid Baloch