Daska by-election: ECP orders suspension of key Punjab govt officers 

By: News Desk      Published: 07:37 PM, 25 Feb, 2021
Daska by-election: ECP orders suspension of key Punjab govt officers 

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday ordered the Establishment Division to suspend Sialkot's deputy commissioner and district police officer as well as the Daska assistant commissioner.

In a press release issued here, the federal and provincial governments have also been told to suspend the aforementioned three officials as well as Daska deputy superintendent of police and Sambrial DSP. They will also not be appointed for any election duty in future, the statement said.

The body also directed the government that the Gujranwala Division commissioner and Gujranwala Range regional police officer be transferred from Gujranwala Division and their positions be changed.

According to the press release, it would be decided later if the ECP itself will take action against the officials or the government.

The Punjab chief secretary and inspector general of police have also been summoned on March 4 for "ignoring their duties" during the NA-75 by-poll.