Islamabad - Former Senior Superintendent of Police Islamabad Muhammad Ali Nekokara has filed an appeal to the prime minster against decision of his removal from services which was taken by the federal government last month, The Nation has learnt.

The federal government had removed Nekokara after he disobeyed government’s orders during the Pakistan Tehrik Insaf [PTI] and Pakistan Awami Tehrik [PAT] anti-government sit-ins in red zone of federal capital. The government ordered him to use force against the protesters but he refused to obey the orders.

A senior official of Establishment Division informed The Nation that Muhammad Ali Nekokara was bond to file appeal against the government decision within 30 days and PM was also bound to take decision on his appeal within 90 days.

He said that if PM rejected his appeal then the officer has right to go to the Federal Services Tribunal for justice and after a decision by the FTS, the applicant can go to apex court for justice. He said that government took serious notice over Nekokara’s rejection to follow the orders and had initially suspended his salary during eighth months of suspension period illegally.

He said that it was clearly written in services roles that the government cannot withhold salary of any civil servant during his suspension and while serving as Officer on Special Duty (OSD).

He said that government wanted to make the Nekokara an example for other officers and it did not hear him during inquiry. Secretary Establishment asked him during hearing as to why he ignored the orders of government as it could have offered him a chance to get closer to the government.

Sources in police informed this scribe that more than fifty officers of Pakistan Police Services group met few days back on the issue of Nekokara removal in Lahore and give final warning to the Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab to take up the Nekokara’s issue with government otherwise they will go on strike.

It was decided in the meeting that five to six former IGs will file the petition against government’s decision on Nekokara issue. Sources mentioned that IGP ensured to the PSP representatives that he will take up this issue with the government high-ups and request the government to review the Nackara’s decision.