The federal government on Wednesday transferred Gilgit-Baltistan Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammad Saeed from his post in the wake of the information minister’s claim that GB police force was being used against Punjab police in the latter’s attempt to arrest PTI chief Imran Khan from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore.
Saeed was ordered to report to the Establishment Division with immediate effect until further orders, according to a notification from the division.
A separate notification said that Dar Ali Khan Khattak was now transferred and posted as the GB IGP with immediate effect.
Earlier in the day, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb claimed that a “Gilgit-Baltistan force” was being used to attack Punjab police “who are trying to implement court orders to detain Imran Khan”.
Her news conference came as clashes between PTI workers and law enforcers took place outside Imran’s Zaman Park residence as police were attempting to detain the PTI chief in pursuance of the arrest warrants issued by a local court in Islamabad on Monday.
At a news conference, Aurangzeb said Imran wanted unrest and anarchy in the country.
Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb refuted the allegations of the government’s involvement in attempting to arrest Imran. She stated that the PTI chief was wanted in several cases, including threatening a judge, foreign funding, and Tyrian White and Toshakhana.
The information minister accused the PTI chairman of using women and children as human shields outside Zaman Park during the clashes.
She further waved a copy of the warrant issued against Imran and claimed that at least 65 policemen were injured while attempting to implement the court orders.