Initial inquiry holds Sonia Sadaf responsible

LAHORE – The initial inquiry report submitted to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has held Assistant Commissioner Sialkot Sonia Sadaf responsible for the Ramazan Bazaar episode involving a verbal brawl between SACM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and the officer, ARY news channel reported on Wednesday quoting the sources.

According to the report, the lady Assistant Commissioner was sitting in her air conditioned car when the SCAM was visiting the bazaar to check the quality of commodities being sold there. Dr Firdous called the lady officer to come to the bazaar after she heard a number of complaints from the citizens about the presence of rotten fruits in the Ramazan Bazaar. A woman also complained to the chief minister’s aide about the poor quality of fruits and vegetables. 

The report further says that the officer’s behaviour with the chief minister’s aide was inappropriate when she was told that it was her duty to ensure the availability of quality products in the bazaar. The report has been sent to the prime minister who will make the final decision in this regard. 

Earlier, on the day following the incident, the chief minister had held a meeting with the Punjab Chief Secretary Jawad Rafique Malik and Dr Firdous to ascertain the facts about the happening. It may be recalled here that the Punjab chief secretary had sided with the officer after the incident.  

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