ISLAMABAD: The federal capital got a new police chief in less than a year after the government appointed Mohammad Ahsan Younas as the inspector general in place of Qazi Jameelur Rehman.

Mr Rehman was appointed the IGP in January this year in place of Mohammad Amir Zulfiqar Khan who was removed from the post over the killing of a teenager, Osama Satti, on Srinagar Highway by the Crisis Response Team of the Anti-Terrorism Squad.

According to a notification, Mr Younas, a BS-20 officer of the Police Service of Pakistan currently under transfer from the Punjab government to the Establishment Division, is transferred and posted as the IGP Islamabad under the Interior Division.

Police officers told Dawn that Mr Rehman had reintroduced many projects of his predecessors, including the Gender Protection Unit, Digital Control Room, police guides and visitor management system at police stations.

He also succeeded in getting funds allocated for the investigation wing and separated allocations for the logistic, security and operations wings.

However, crime against property sharply increased in the current year, the officers said, adding that a Rs4.7 million robbery at the house of a senator in F-10/1 and a Rs9.5m robbery in the neighbourhood of the IGP House raised questions over the performance of the police.

Published in Dawn, December 7th, 2021

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