LAHORE - Deputy Attorney of Pakistan Abdul Hayee Gillani has resigned to record his protest against the torture on the lawyers and what he termed as "undemocratic steps adopted by the PPP government against the marchers". When contacted, Gillani said he had faxed his resignation to the President. Giving reasons for his resignation, he said he could not tolerate the way police baton charged the lawyers and political activists and resorted to massive teargas shelling, which also targeted the Lahore High Court building. He said it was intolerable for him to stay with the government denying the rights to its citizens and sealing all routes around the country, which aimed only to curb their expression. He especially felt pain while describing about a lady who gave birth to a baby at a barricade after the police denied her travelling to the hospital. In these circumstances, it was not possible for him to continue with the job under the present government and therefore had preferred to quit, he added. Meanwhile, Punjab government on Sunday issued transfer orders of DCO Lahore, Sajjad Bhutta, allegedly for his soft handling of participants of long march in the City. Earlier, there were rumours that Sajjad Bhutta had resigned from government service refusing to obey illegal orders of Punjab Government, but they turned out to be false. The Punjab Government issued notification of his transfer late Sunday night. It was, however, not clear in the official handout if he has been made an OSD. Meanwhile, the Punjab Government also issued suspension orders of Athar Waheed, SP Gujranwala, which have also come in the same context. Monitoring Desk adds: Ruling PPP Parliamentary Secretary Ijaz Virk has resigned from his post, reported a private TV channel. According to a notification issued by the government, his resignation has been accepted.