ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday revoked the suspension orders of the officials of Islamabad police and administration and referred the matter to the concerned department to settle the issue. These officials were suspended on the order of apex court as a result of the scuffle between lawyers, journalists and police in front of the Election Commission office in Islamabad on September 29, 2007.
At the outset of the hearing of the suo-motu, the Attorney General Malik Abdul Qayyum said that on a suspension of a government employee, an inquiry has to be completed within two months. He said special permission is sought for another month if inquiry is not completed in the period. He said if inquiry does not complete in three months, the suspension order stands revoked. The Attorney General said in this case, neither inquiry was conducted nor any special permission was sought after lapse of two months. The court, therefore, referred the matter to the concerned departments either to restore the concerned officials or launch a departmental inquiry against them.-SANA