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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has turned down a summary sent to it by the capital police containing names of officials for shuffling in the wake of the general elections.

Sources said newly-appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jan Mohammad and the establishment division of the police had prepared the list for transfer/posting of subdivisional police officers and station house officers. The police wanted to swap the offices of a majority of SHOs and SDPOs which the ECP did not approve.

The commission asked the police to replace the serving officers of the operation wing with the security and logistics wings instead of swapping their offices.

Asks police to replace serving officers of operation wing with security and logistics wings instead of swapping their offices

The police have 19 sanctioned posts of superintendent, nine posts of assistant superintendent and 35 posts of deputy superintendent.

Besides, there are over 150 inspectors and 400 sub-inspectors.

A majority of the officers serving as the subdivisional police and station house officers were recommended to remain on the posts but at other zones, circles and stations.

After the rejection of the recommendation, the police again prepared a list and sent it to the ECP for approval.

In the previous list, the police had recommended SDPO Secretariat to be posted as SDPO Shalimar, SDPO Aabpara to be sent to Saddar, SDPO Saddar to Aabpara, SDPO Shalimar to Secretariat, SDPO Industrial Area to Sihala, SDPO Shams Colony to Nilor, SDPO Sihala to Margalla and SDPO Nilor to Industrial Area.

SDPO Shahzad Town and Margalla were recommended to be transferred to Special Branch and Investigation Wing, respectively, while DSP Crime Investigation and DSP Special Branch were to be appointed as SDPO Shams Colony and Shahzad Town, respectively.

Besides, the DSP Counter-Terrorism Force was to be posted to Bhara Kahu as SDPO and the in-charge Public Facilitation Centre F-6 as the DSP CIA.

Likewise, SHO Bhara Kahu Inspector Haq Nawaz was to be made SHO Khanna, SHO Karachi Company Inspector Mohammad Athar to be sent to SHO Shahzad Town, SHO Kohsar Inspector Khalid Awan to Shalimar, SHO Kural Inspector Mohammad Nawaz to Bhara Kahu, SHO Loi Bher Inspector Jamshed Khan to Nilor, SHO Nilor Inspector Mohammad Arshad to Koral, SHO Noon Inspector Mehboob Ahmed to Secretariat, SHO Sabzi Mandi Inspector Asjad Mehmood to Ramna, SHO Shahzad Town Inspector Niaz Hussain Jaffari to Karachi Company as Additional SHO, SHO Shalimar Inspector Malik Abid Ikram to Kohsar, SHO Tarnol Insepcor Mohammad Fiaz Shenwari to Sabzi Mandi, Additional SHO Kohsar Inspector Arshad Ali as SHO to Noon, SHO Aabpara Sub-Inspector Rashid Ahmad as SHO Industrial Area, SHO Golra SI Mohammad Gulfraz as SHO Aabpara, SHO Industrial Area SI Mohammad Gulfraz as SHO Banigala, SHO Khanna SI Liaquat Ali as SHO Shams Colony, SHO Margalla SI Habibur Rehman as Additional SHO Kohsar and SHO Shams Colony SI Ashiq Mohammad for SHO Tarnol.

Moreover, Inspector Ghulam Qasim was to be sent to Golra from Logistics Division as the SHO, Inspector Sajjad Haider Bukhari as SHO Sihala from Logistics Division, Inspector Mohammad Bashir as SHO Karachi Company from Logistics Division, Inspector Ulfat Arif as SHO Margalla from Logistics Division and Inspector Qaiser Niaz as SHO Loi Bher from the CIA.

Published in Dawn, June 27th, 2018