The rejection of promotion was challenged in the case of the Town-Newspaper Model | Instant News

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday sought retaliation from the inspector general of the Punjab police (IGP) and other respondents on the petition of a police inspector who opposed the refusal of promotion to him for being a complainant in the 2014 Model City case.

During the trial, Lawyer Farhad Ali Shah argued in court that his client, Inspector Rizwan Qadir, had faced discrimination and victimization regarding his promotion.

He said that the applicant, although eligible for the promotion to the rank of deputy police chief (DSP), had been deprived of his rights. He pointed out that almost all of his fellow petitioners had been promoted to the next rank.

The lawyer claimed that the respondent’s authority was not ready to give a legitimate promotion to Inspector Qadir because he was a complainant in the FIR of the Model Town incident that was registered against Pakistani activist Awami Tehreek (PAT).

He asked the court to order the IGP and other respondents to promote the applicant to the rank of DSP.

Judge Muhammad Ameer Bhatti heard the argument and sought answers from respondents on May 18.

Published in Dawn, May 16, 2020

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