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Nasir Khan Durrani relinquishes charge as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IG

Updated Mar 16, 2017 11:51pm


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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's police chief Nasir Khan Durrani on Thursday relinquished charge as the inspector general of police after serving at the post for more than three years.

Durrani assumed the office of inspector general in 2013. His appointment came a day after twin blasts at a church in Peshawar which killed left 81 people and injured more than 100.

The former police chief is most noted for taking strict action against officers accused of negligence in their duties, including Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) and acting Superintendents of Police (SPs), who were removed from service on account of misconduct.

According to a document DawnNews had obtained in September 2015, some 4,934 police officials were either removed from service or awarded other punishments on disciplinary grounds.

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Durrani also introduced a Police Access System to address public complaints within the shortest possible time. He also introduced the I-Call system, establishing a round-the-clock direct link between himself and the public.

Additional Inspector General Syed Akhtar Ali Shah is the acting IGP until an official announcement is made.


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Abbas Mar 16, 2017 10:24pm

It is rare for our official to step down from these influential jobs. Someone must be honest here

concerned citizen Mar 16, 2017 10:21pm

First of all, I salute you sir for the service you have provided to the people as a public servant and same time I am furious and sad to see you go since all the corrupt officials will be reinstated after your departure and all of your hard work will be rolled back. I sure do hope that IK take notice of this and salvage this situation immediately.

FRANKENSTEIN Mar 16, 2017 10:26pm

Sir Pakistan salutes you. The irony is he hails from Punjab and it was KPK who took full advantage of this man.

KHALID YOUSAFZAI (UK) Mar 16, 2017 10:22pm

Sir My hats off sir, I wish we all are honest like yourself. May God keep you safe and precious Ameen

zulu Mar 16, 2017 10:33pm

Thank you very much sir

shahid Mar 16, 2017 10:39pm

I disagree with the reporting that Durrani assumed the office "on the condition" that there will be no political interference in his office. How could a police officer set a condition in KPK while he had been working whole his life in Punjab where political interference in police job is more than a normal practice? The reality is that it was not a condition from Durrani's side but an offer made by PTI leadership. I have full respect for Mr. Durrani for his honesty and professionalism but I will oppose when people try to take the credit from PTI and give it to others.

Waqar Mar 16, 2017 10:41pm

I wish if he is given the task of free & fair Election.

Imran Mar 16, 2017 10:39pm

This is sad. I think he was doing great job. I hope he left his legacy.

Pragmatic approach Mar 16, 2017 10:45pm

IGP Nasir Khan Durrani may be posted in Sindh for rapid improvement in law & order.

Salmam Mar 16, 2017 10:55pm

You did a great job!

Realist Mar 16, 2017 10:54pm

It's a loss for the provincial govt, he must ve been stopped from doing his official duties honestly

SAEED MASOOD Mar 16, 2017 10:57pm

@FRANKENSTEIN ....KPK, Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, it is all Pakistan, if he is good honest man he is a good Pakistani...That's it...

Rohail Mar 16, 2017 11:03pm

Acting Prime Minister when Nawaz Sharif Govt calls for next election after panama case outcome!

Nasir Mar 16, 2017 11:13pm

Imran Khan and PTI must support their honest police chief if they want to end the corruption in the country. Not sure why he steps down but if it is due to political intervention then this must be stopped. You cannot have hypocrisy and double standards if you are professing for corruption against other political parties.

M.Saeed Mar 16, 2017 11:18pm

He should be made the Chief Operating officer of the NAP.

Sikisher Mar 16, 2017 11:20pm

@Realist he is retiring in 8 days that's why he is "stepping" down and not asking for extension

Skkk Mar 16, 2017 11:22pm

He and PTi has set a fantastic example for others to follow. Wish u a great life ahead!!

Ali pakistani Mar 16, 2017 11:31pm

If he is an honest officer he should be given extension in service. IK should not let him go

Athar sherwani Mar 16, 2017 11:33pm

Let us give credit where it is due. KPK government did not interfere in his domain which is in sharp contrast from Sindh & Punjab governments who constantly chop & change their IG's & other officers purely because they must toe their wishes & commands. Well done PTI!

Alien Mar 16, 2017 11:32pm

That's what bad thing in forces there is retirement but in politics no limits no retirement no shame for anything.

azaz Mar 16, 2017 11:35pm

He retired from service after superannuation.Moreover, a police bill was passed during his tenure wherein the power of CM for appointment and pisting of police officials were taken and were vested in IG,s hand.

Ray Mar 16, 2017 11:42pm

@SAEED MASOOD Well, tell that to Sharif's and their ilk!

imran ali Mar 16, 2017 11:46pm

farewell to one of the best police officer

Al fatmi Mar 16, 2017 11:51pm

What an officer....truly respected by all.

azam Khan Mar 16, 2017 11:59pm

@shahid it is because he had faith in KP's leadership

MHS Mar 17, 2017 12:07am

Does anyone know the reason behind his relinquishing the job is he retired or what ? Can't say much about the man but the hype that some sort of miracles have been done in the police dept of KPK is just a hoax as per my experience. KPK police has always been better than the Punjab police and that still is the case. but portraying as if this man changed the whole story is just not true.

Saif zulfiqar Mar 17, 2017 12:24am

@MHS p, Why are you worried about the reason.

mOHSIN Mar 17, 2017 12:30am

He was one of the biggest gains of KPK in the recent past and indeed a biggest loss in his own entirety. He joined as a lion, worked as a lion and retired as lion. Our nation and specially the people of KPK salute you!

Saqib Haroon Mar 17, 2017 12:31am

IG KPK spent the time as lion same like General Raheel. Salute to both of you.

Hina durrani Mar 17, 2017 12:52am

From one Durrani to another, many duas for you and endless praise for your honesty, courage and fortitude in maintaining a crack police force free of corruption and illegal conduct. It's sad that you are being forced to resign when PML-N should be rewarding you for cleaning up the toxic mess which was polluting KPK. May your next appointment be successful Inshallah!

Ahsan Mar 17, 2017 01:07am

Great job, sir. You are nations pride. Good luck in your feature endeavors!

Fareed N Mar 17, 2017 01:37am

Hope it is a voluntary step down . He has earned the respect of KPK , hope his replacement is as good as he is.

Patriot Mar 17, 2017 01:37am

IG Nasir Durant was set to retire today. His service ended

helabu Mar 17, 2017 01:43am

@concerned citizen when institutes are made, you need to trust the process rather than personalities. i.e. Army, it doesnt matter who takes charge, we have fair trust that the army personell will be honest and serves the country. Since Durrani has taken many corrupt out, chances of having a great honest individual at the helm is highly likely

Naeem Mar 17, 2017 01:57am

Why cannot IGP continue to work on a volunteer basis to help KP improve law and order. KP cannot afford to loose such talent.

ahmedj Mar 17, 2017 02:15am

When our elders used to talk of honest Police officers of their times, I guess now I understand what they meant.

El Cid Mar 17, 2017 02:22am

An idealistic honest competent officer ...

israr Mar 17, 2017 02:26am

top man nasir durrani he changed the face of police in kpk and soon will be changed in whole of pakistan inshaAllah we need to carry on, if he is interested kpk govt should ask him to become consultant in different capacity, anyway he has been top man in police and not only that he kept his eyes on all type of things

atif Mar 17, 2017 02:46am

i dont know him personally but the way terror incidents went down in kp and peshawar, speaks of his competence. kp is frontline of war on terror in pak. he led a force that must have been utterly demoralized due to battering for years. he transformed things.

must definitely be a capable and sincere person


Tariq Mar 17, 2017 02:49am

He is an honest officer.

amir khan Mar 17, 2017 03:58am

Good men like Durrani are rare to find. Another good man was IG Punjab Qurban Ali Khan in 1952.

Blister Mar 17, 2017 05:08am

WE sadly have this Badshah and riaya concept that once somebody good is in power they should continue indefinitely. The key to whether he has done his job properly is whether there are leaders that he has trained to take his place once his tenure is over for whatever reason. He is "EMPLOYED" to do this job which he has done well. Hopefully he has trained his juniors well and they will carry on their duties honestly annndddd leave (without extending) once they are done

shahid Mar 17, 2017 05:24am

Mr. Durrani retired on 16th March. KPK government is now considering to appoint him as chairman of public service commission.

IQBAL HADI ZAIDI Mar 17, 2017 05:40am

1st decide in quite crystal clear terms as to what are the ground realities and then comment. My theses few questions need answers. Is he the dead honest IG? Did he in the truest sense of the word render meritorious services in KP? Is he touching retiring age? Did he resign or asked to resign? On the face of it I think he is spotless and if so then (a) President must confer some honor on him on 23rd March when many others will be conferred medals in any case (b) He should not be allowed to quit and sit at him instead he must be posted as Adviser in Interior ministry so that the country benefits from his rich experience. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait /

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Mar 17, 2017 07:53am

Congrats on your retirement. Honest dashing personality a good example of leadership in Police.

I m Pakistan Mar 17, 2017 08:22am

We need such officers....salute you

shah G Mar 17, 2017 08:34am

This show that there is no dearth of honest people in Pakistan. The a need is that these people should be given full responsibilities and independence. Then political elite should have the courage to bear the consequences of the decisions of these honest people.

Faraz Mar 17, 2017 09:03am

@shahid Can you quote here any Key-post (Field post) in the Punjab Mr Durrani has been serving on? please.

kamran khan Mar 17, 2017 09:09am

First question that comes to mind is "Why did he step down"? Is it because of some political intervention or conflict? If that has been the case, then I think, Imran khan should jump in to solve the matter and try his best to salvage this situation.

Durrani has earned a great reputation over the year and has been applauded many a time for his audacious stance. He brought drastic changes in police department and cleaned all the mess and corruption that had been plaguing and polluting the whole institute for many years.

During his tenure, the power of appointing the police officers were vested in IG's hand and I think that is one of his remarkable achievements.He has set a legacy that must be followed.

future Mar 17, 2017 09:09am

We are in dire need of IGs like him in the whole country

Ali Rizvi Mar 17, 2017 09:43am

@Pragmatic approach may not be of much use as he wont be allowed the space he needs to work freely!

SadFaces Mar 17, 2017 09:55am

The guy is already in his 60s and therefore has to be retired as per law. Let him happily live the rest of life with his grandkids.

ILYAS KHAN Mar 17, 2017 10:12am

You will be remember as a hero in the history of KPK Sir, God bless you...

Rizwan Mar 17, 2017 10:56am

Alas !! Mortals in Sindh can only dream of such people to head Sindh institutions and offcourse Sindh Govt also. Mr AD Khawaja is no different from Mr NK Durrani, if he were "allowed" to operate i have no doubt in my mind, he would have only fared better if not same as Mr Durrani. Sindh is probably the worst governed province in Asia. Even if you conduct a biased poll/survey, Sindh govt/PPP would never let anyone take that position away from them. 90 billion spent in Larkana division in last 5+ years is jewel in ppp's crown and no govt in Asia can even dream of beating that let alone come close.

Rizwan Mar 17, 2017 11:15am

He's retired and may not have anymore postings !!

Sillai khan Mar 17, 2017 06:19pm

Credit not only goes to him (though hats off durrani )but also to PTI KPK...

ahamd shah uk Mar 19, 2017 08:39pm

Yes he is an honest officer no doubt about that, but the opportunity to perform his duties with that honesty was afforded to him by the honest provincial government of PTI .The officer had served for many years prior to assumeing charge as an IGP kp and in those years he was unable to bring about the reforms in the police force mainly due to corrupt politicians and that was not the case this time .He was encouraged and given full freedom to exercise his powers with dedication and pure professionalism .When there is no corruption at the top then you achieve these sorts of results. By the way PTI has done very well in many respects in KP .Look at education, health and other basic welfare initiatives taken in KP despite tight budgets and limited financial support from the Federal gov.