Police officer who stopped Khawar ‘corrupt’ Maneka for speeding transferred

LAHORE: The district police officer (DPO) of Pakpattan was reportedly transferred after he intercepted Khawar Maneka, former husband of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife, for speeding.

According to police sources, the personnel tried to stop Khawar at a checkpoint on August 23 but he did not stop. However, they chased his vehicle and managed to intercept him.

Khawar misbehaved with the police and abused them when they stopped him, sources added.

Subsequently, the Punjab government summoned DPO Rizwan Gondal on Friday and also asked him to go to Pakpattan to seek an apology from Khawar.

The DPO refused to obey the orders and did not apologise to Khawar, saying the police was not at fault over intercepting him, sources added.

Gondal also informed Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar about his decision of not seeking an apology from Khawar, police sources further said.

He was then transferred, reportedly for refusing to seek an apology from Khawar.

However, sources in the government said the provincial chief minister had asked Khawar and the DPO to settle the matter.

Khawar is known to be a corrupt customs officer. He remained posted in Lahore, Islamabad, Sialkot, Multan and Karachi but couldn’t stay at any of the posts for a long period since wherever he went, he was accused by his subordinates of being corrupt and ‘taking more than his due share’ from the gifts and ‘speed money’.

Naya Pakistan is hopeful that justice will be served and the  police officer be praised for his honest work, and authorities should immediately reverse his transfer and Khawar Maneka should apologize to Rizwan Gondal.