Chief Minister Punjab removes 15 Officers and announces action against those responsible for Murree Tragedy in a Press Conference

Lahore, January 19, 2022 (PPI-OT):Inquiry report on the Murree tragedy has been submitted to Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar and 15 officers have been removed from their posts. These include Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi, CPO, AC Murree and others. The CM told in the press conference that action is being taken by removing 15 officers from their posts in the light of recommendations of the inquiry committee. He said the Commissioner Rawalpindi division has been removed from his post and sent to the federal government and it was also recommended to suspend them.

DC Rawalpindi is also removed and his services have been handed over to the federal government. It has been recommended to suspend him and disciplinary action be taken against him, he stated. AC Murree has been suspended and disciplinary action has been ordered against him, he added. ASP Murree has been removed from his post and his services have also been handed over to the federal government, he further said. It has been recommended to suspend him and disciplinary action be taken against him.

CTO Rawalpindi, DSP Traffic, SE Highways Circle-2 Rawalpindi, XEN Highway Rawalpindi, XEN Highway Mechanical Rawalpindi, SDO Highway Mechanical Murree, Divisional Forest Officer Murree, District Emergency Officer Murree, Incharge Murree Rescue 1122 and Director PDMA Punjab have also been suspended and disciplinary action has been ordered against them, he added.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said the tragedy that took place in Murree was sad and extremely painful in all respects. CM said that this is a great tragedy and a high-level inquiry committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) was constituted to determine the causes and those responsible for this mishap. The Chief Minister said that he himself had gone there to review the situation. I had promised a transparent inquiry into the tragedy along-with action against those responsible which has been fulfilled. Provincial Law Minister Raja Muhammad Basharat and SACM Hassan Khawar were also present.

For more information, contact:
Office of the Chief Minister of Punjab
Government of the Punjab
8-Club Road, GOR-I, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99205562-3
Fax: +92-42-99205561
Website: https://cm.punjab.gov.pk/

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