HAFIZABAD-During the visit of Advisor to Prime Minister Malik Afzal Khokhar here, local PML-N workers led by City President Khalid Butt strongly protested against the reposting of a “corrupt” officer in the TMA and demanded his transfer.

Also political and social workers as well as traders protested against the reposting of Ikramullah Sandhu as tehsil officer (regulations) in the TMA Hafizabad.

They called upon the Punjab chief minister to transfer him immediately. The services of the officer who remained posted in the TMA for more than six years had been placed at the disposal of Secretary Local Government Punjab by the DCO on the charges of corruption, misuse of powers and committing irregularities about a month ago.

On the complaints of citizens, DCO Ahmad Rajwana had put his services at the disposal of the Punjab Government but he has succeeded in getting his lucrative post again astonishingly. When he was transferred from Hafizabad, several delegations appreciated the DCO for his wise step and told him that Sandhu was very shrewd and blue eyed person of some public representatives.

The DCO had earlier told various delegations that Sandhu would not be reposted here but it has been proved that Mr. Sandhu is more powerful than the DCO, local citizens said.

An officer on the condition of anonymity said that DCO is head of the district administration and no one can be posted in the district against his wishes.