Islamabad - The police officer who had refused to follow verbal orders of the authorities for using force against protesters of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in Islamabad last year — then Senior Superintendent of Islamabad Police (SSP) Muhammad Ali Nekokara – is likely to be dismissed from service in light of an inquiry report, said sources in local police.

On completion of the investigations, inquiry officer Foreign Secretary Aitzaz Chaudhary held the former SSP guilty and recommended his dismissal from service.

The final report has been forwarded to the Establishment Division for carrying out its recommendations, the sources said. They said that then Interior Secretary Shahid Khan had verbally ordered Nekokara on August 31 last to use decisive force against the protesters and disperse them. In response, Nekokara stated that he did not want to see another Model Town tragedy and denied action against the protesters.

He is likely to appeal against the report before the services tribunal and superior courts.

Islamabad SSP (Operations) Muhammad Ali Nekokara reportedly refused to use force against the workers of PTI and PAT after which he was suspended by the government.

Nekokara was the second officer to be sent on forced leave after Inspector General of Police Aftab Cheema was removed for demanding written orders to use force against the protesters.

Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in December lat rejected a petition moved by Nekokara against a departmental inquiry initiated against him after he refused to use force against the protestors on August 31.