| GEO Pakistan|
| Disciplinary action against officers for Gojra violence|
| Updated at: 2043 PST, Friday, October 23, 2009|
LAHORE: Punjab government has decided to initiate disciplinary action against District Nazim Toba Tek Singh and a number of senior officers and officials who have been held responsible for negligence and dereliction of duty in the light of inquiry report of Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman regarding the incidents of violence in Gojra on August 1, 2009.
Those against whom action is being taken include District Nazim Toba Tek Singh, Abdus Sattar, DIG Faisalabad, Ahmed Raza Tahir, former DCO Toba Tek Singh, Imran Sikandar, SSP, Inkasar Khan, DSP Raja Ghulam Abbas, SI Liaqat, SI Mushtaq Ahmad and ASI Ibrar.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif had announced after the Gojra incidents that government officials found guilty of negligence and dereliction of duty will not be spared, irrespective of their rank.
In accordance with the decision of Punjab government, the case of District Nazim Abdus Sattar is being sent to Local government for immediate suspension and action under the relevant laws.
RPO/DIG Faisalabad Ahmad Raza Tahir and SSP Inkasar Khanare being posted as OSD and their services are being placed at the disposal of federal government with the recommendations that they may be suspended immediately and disciplinary action be initiated against them.
SP Incharge Special Branch Faisalabad Region Zia Ullah Niazi has been suspended with immediate effect and disciplinary action is being initiated against him while Imran Sikandar Baloch who was DCO Toba Tek Singh at that time is being repatriated to the federal government with the recommendation that disciplinary action be initiated against him.
Similarly, DSP Raja Ghulam Abbas, ASI Ibrar, SI Liaqat and SI Mushtaq Ahmad have been suspended and disciplinary action is being initiated against them.