Punjab IGP changes half of police command after assuming charge

Updated November 30, 2019

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Newly appointed Punjab IGP surrenders services of six other police officers from Punjab to the Establishment Division, Islamabad. — AFP/File
Newly appointed Punjab IGP surrenders services of six other police officers from Punjab to the Establishment Division, Islamabad. — AFP/File

LAHORE: A day after assuming the charge, newly-appointed IGP Ghulam Dastgir has changed almost half command of the police force, including four regional police officers (RPOs), the Lahore capital city police officer (CCPO) and 19 district police officers (DPOs) on Friday.

The IGP also surrendered services of six other police officers of BPS-20, BPS-19 and BPS-18 from Punjab to the Establishment Division, Islamabad.

The transfer of Rahim Yar Khan DPO Amir Taimur, the relative of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, remained the talk of the town.

The major initiative was taken in respect of change of command of Lahore police by making transfer of CCPO BA Nasir and Operations DIG Ashfaq Ahmad Khan. Both officers have been replaced by Information Technology DIG Zulfiqar Hameed and DIG Logistics and Procurement Rai Babar Saeed, respectively.

According to the notifications, BA Nasir was transferred and posted as additional IG Traffic Punjab vice Muhammad Farooq Mazhar who has been transferred and posted as RPO Sheikhupura vice Sohail Habib Tajik. Similarly, Ashfaq Ahmad Khan was transferred and posted as DIG Establishment-I at Central Police Office. Mr Tajik was transferred and posted as RPO Rawalpindi vice retired Capt Ehsan Tufail who was transferred and posted as DIG Commandant Police Training College Lahore.

Bahawalpur RPO Imran Mahmood was transferred and posted as DIG Discipline and Inspection vice Ahsan Younas who was transferred and posted as the city police officer Rawalpindi from where Faisal Rana was transferred and posted as DIG Logistics and Procurement at the CPO.

Establishment-I DIG Riffat Mukhtar was transferred and posted as RPO Faisalabad vice Ghulam Mahmood Dogar who was transferred and posted as DIG Information Technology at CPO.

DIG Police Commandant Gohar Mushtaq Bhutta has been transferred and posted as CPO Gujranwala vice Moeen Masood who was made officer on special duty.

Counter-Terrorism Department DIG Muhammad Sohail Chaudhry and CPO Faisalabad Muhammad Azhar Akram have been mutually transferred and posted.

Awaiting posting, Shoaib Khurram has been posted as director police matters in the office of Overseas Pakistan Commission Punjab against existing vacancy.

Those six police officers sent to the disposal of Establishment Division included DIGs Dr Moeen Masood and DIG Operations CPO retired Captain Atta Muhammad and SSPs Syed Ali Mohsan (awaiting posting), and Muhammad Maroof Safdar Wahla.

Similarly, services of two SPs, including Assistant Inspector General (AIG) gender crimes Punjab Maria Mahmood and Special Branch Punjab SP Shakir Mahmood Shahid have also been surrendered to Islamabad.

Omer Saeed, awaiting posting, has been transferred and posted as Okara DPO vice Jehanzeb Nazir Khan who was transferred and posted as Battalion Commander PC Lahore against existing vacancy.

AIG Admin CPO Hassan Raza Khan has been transferred and posted as Jhang DPO vice Attaur Rehman who was transferred and posted as SP Investigation-I Punjab.

SP Investigation-I Punjab Qaddus Baig has been transferred and posted as DPO Bahawalnagar in place of Anwar Khetran who was transferred and posted as AIG Admin CPO Punjab while Faisalabad SSP Investigation Syed Nadeem Abbas has been transferred and posted as Muzaffargarh DPO vice Sadiq Ali who has been transferred and posted as the SSP Telecommunications Punjab.

SSP Telecommunications Punjab Muntzar Mehdi has been transferred and posted as DPO Rahim Yar Khan vice Amir Taimur who was transferred and posted as SP Special Branch, Multan Region.

CTD Punjab SSP Sohaib Ashraf and Bahawalpur DPO vice Sarfraz Khan Virk have been mutually transferred and posted.

Special Branch Multan Region SP Habibullah Khan has been transferred and directed to report to the CPO, SSP Headquarters Traffic Punjab Ammara Athar has been transferred and posted as DPO Sargodha vice Hassan Mushtaq Sukhera who was transferred and posted as the Personal Staff Officer (PSO) to the IGP Punjab.

IGP Punjab PSO Abdul Qadir Qamar has been transferred and posted as SSP Headquarters Traffic Punjab.

AIG Development CPO Muhammad Hassan Iqbal has been transferred and posted as DPO Attock vice Syed Shahzad Nadeem Bukhari who has been transferred and posted as AIG development at CPO.

Muhammad Asim, awaiting posting, has been transferred and appointed as SSP Investigation Faisalabad.

Published in Dawn, November 30th, 2019