Controversy Over Transfer of Hussain Asghar as IGP Gilgit-Baltistan on the Order of Supreme Court of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (TN): Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah on Tuesday said that GB Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hussain Asghar was transferred without his consultation.

Talking to state-run TV, Mehdi Shah said that he had issued the instructions to Hussain Asghar to continue working till further orders. He said that he would have no reservations if he was consulted before issuance of the notification for the transfer of IGP.

He said the GB was a new and small province and discriminatory treatment should not be meted out to it. He was a democratic person and would not allow any one to exploit the rights of his province. He would not accept any unlawful action as he was elected by the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.
He said according to rules of business consultation with the chief minister or governor was a must for taking any decision pertaining to GB. Hence, the transfer of IGP was an unlawful act. He said he had complained to Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani regarding the transfer of Asghar Hussain. He demanded action against the official, who had issued the notification for transfer of the IGP.

It is interesting to note that Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan has raised the issue on the transfer of IGP, it would have been so nice if he had taken the same strong position on various other important issue, such as the recent job annoucement for Gilgit-Baltistan by KANA division. There were 30 position announced for Gilgit-Baltistan but only two are reserved for Gilgit-Baltistan and rest are distribute among the other four provinces of Pakistan and AJK.

It is to be remember that Hussain Asghar IGP was the investigation officer in case of NICL who had made important breakthrough in the case in which the son of Prime Minister of Pakistan is involved and Hussain Asghar had summoned the son of Prime Minister to record his statement that is made PM angry and to stop him from further investigation and uncover the culpirits in the case he was by force transfered to Gilgit-Baltistan as IGP. Supreme court of Pakistan has shown a very strong reaction to this tactics as  this was seemingly done by the PPP governemnt to avoid the process of investigation and avoid justice. Due the pressure from the high court Hussain Asghar has been reinstated by the secretary establishment once more as Director of FIA that has irked PPP a lot and to punish the Secretary Establishment Prime Minister of Pakistan has made him as OSD. That is the basic reason for the Mehdi Shah for showing such a strong reaction. This true Mehdi Shah can not make fool of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, he should mend his ways and serving geniunly the people of Gilgit-Baltistan in a democratic and fair way instead of serving his masters in Islamabad.

 

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