LAHORE: The Punjab government has reshuffled 10 district police officers.
The transfer/postings were made on the recommendations of IGP Arif Nawaz Khan who had dispatched a list of the officers to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. The CM called the candidates to his office for interview before giving them new assignments, an official told Dawn.
He said the chief minister transferred Vehari DPO Najeebur Rehman prematurely and directed him to report to the CPO for further instructions. Earlier, Mr Rehman had served as Narowal DPO and Vehari was his second district from where he has been transferred five months after his appointment.
The official said he was part of the core team of former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IGP Nasir Durrani when he (Mr Durrani) was appointed as head of the Commission for Police Reforms in Punjab.
The CM transferred and appointed 29th common police officer Gujranwala SSP Saqib Sultan as Vehari DPO. It’s the first assignment of Mr Sultan as DPO of any district in Punjab and he is serving in BS-19. He had largely served out of Punjab and recently completed the Senior Management Course for promotion to the next grade.
The official said SP Headquarters Traffic (Police Punjab) Jehanzeb Nazir Khan (who also did SMC) has been transferred and posted as Okara DPO vice Athar Ismail Amjad who had requested the IGP for his transfer from the position due to personal reasons.
Faisalabad Regional Investigation Branch SSP Husnain Haider has been transferred and posted as Chiniot DPO vice Anwar Khetran who has replaced Ammara Athar as Bahawalnagar DPO. Ms Ammara who served the district for more than 10 months, has been directed to report to the CPO for further instructions.
Lahore SSP Operations Faisal Shahzad has been transferred and posted as Nankana Sahib DPO vice Mohammad Naveed who has been directed to report to the CPO for further order.
Lahore Crime Investigation Agency SP Usman Ijaz Bajwa has been transferred and posted as Layyah DPO against an existing vacancy.
Published in Dawn, July 11th, 2019