Eight officials from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)’s excise, taxation and narcotics control department have been suspended for inviting a Rawalpindi-based TikToker at the narcotics police station.
Dawn reported that the officials hosted the TikToker on September 1. Those suspended include Peshawar assistant excise and taxation officer Syed Naveed Jamal. An inquiry was also ordered against him.
The notification announcing their suspension was issued by the excise and taxation department on Friday. It stated, “The services of additional SHO Peshawar Azlan Aslam, in charge special squad of narcotics control wing Lal Gul and constables, Abdanullah, Naeem Shah, Sajjad Ali, Shehryar, Ibrahim and Saifullah have been placed under suspension with an immediate effect on the basis of report appearing on social media in which unwarranted and unauthorised individuals were escorted by them and allowed to enter the premises of narcotics control wing of the department and brought a bad name to the NCW.”
Further, the notification said that these officials would be included in the inquiry ordered on Thursday.