The Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Federal Minister Azam Swati in a suo motu case regarding the transfer of Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jan Muhammad.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu case on the transfer of the Islamabad IGP.

During today's hearing, Justice Nisar lashed out at Chaudhry and said, “The information minister issued an irresponsible statement. Are such statements given? There is a limit to irresponsibility.”

“There is no doubt that the prime minister is the chief executive,” he added.

Justice Nisar then stated, “Why don’t we summon Chaudhry and Swati?”

The bench then went on break and ordered that that the information minister and federal minister for science and technology appear before the court when the hearing resumes.

A day earlier, Chaudhry had said IGPs are answerable to the prime minister and chief minister and questioned "what the point of elections is" if the premier cannot suspend a police chief.

While speaking to the media persons in Islamabad, Fawad Chaudhry said, "There were multiple complaints against him and he was not cooperative."

“The prime minister and chief minister have executive powers which they will use,” the information minister had asserted. “It is not possible that IGPs, deputy commissioners or others are not answerable to the premier.”