ISLAMABAD: The deputy commissioner of the federal capital has denied issuing orders for deployment of Pakistan Rangers personnel on the accountability courtroom premises the place former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s listening to was performed at present.
In a press launch from his workplace, the deputy commissioner acknowledged receiving a letter from the Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations), however stated he took no motion over the matter after discussing it with the senior police officer.
“On receipt of stated letter Deputy Commissioner mentioned the identical with Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations), after mutual dialogue no additional motion was taken by the Deputy Commissioner on the stated letter, neither Deputy Commissioner issued any instruction to Panjnad Rangers concerning the deployment of Rangers within the premises of Nationwide Accountability courtroom (NAB) Courtroom,” stated the press launch.
“Rangers was not requisitioned by the ICT Administration for any sort of deployment within the premises of Courtroom on 2nd October, 2017,” it added.
As per the SSP’s letter, a duplicate of which is obtainable with Zari Information, the request for deployment of Rangers in G-11 — the place the Judicial Complicated is located — was despatched to take care of the legislation and order scenario within the federal capital.
The inside ministry has began an investigation into the matter to determine on whose orders the Rangers personnel have been deployed.
The deployment of Rangers personnel grew to become a matter of controversy after Federal Minister for Inside Affairs Ahsan Iqbal was barred from getting into the courtroom advanced whereas Nawaz’s listening to was underway.
Iqbal additionally questioned the deployment of Rangers, who additionally barred media personnel from getting into the premises throughout the listening to of the three NAB references in opposition to the previous prime minister earlier at present.
Whereas addressing the media, Iqbal stated the Islamabad chief commissioner was coordinating the safety preparations for at present’s listening to.
“This morning, nonetheless, the scenario had modified and the Rangers had taken over safety [of the judicial complex],” stated Iqbal, explaining that in Islamabad the Rangers function on the instructions of the chief commissioner.
The minister stated that the Rangers claimed to have “their very own orders”, including that this can be a deplorable state of affairs which calls for being taken discover of.
“Rangers are subordinate to my ministry..they’re alleged to work below the command of the civil administration. If Rangers have refused to look at orders, a high-level inquiry can be held and we are going to see who has challenged the writ of the federal government,” stated a visibly upset Iqbal.
“I waited for the Rangers commander for 15 minutes, that is unacceptable, Whosoever has accomplished this, disciplinary motion can be taken in opposition to him. I’ll resign as I can’t be a puppet minister.”