RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has notified the retirement of Inspector General of Prisons Mirza Shahid Saleem Baig (BS-20) around two months before he was to attain the age of retirement.

The notification was issued by the Punjab Services & General Administration Department on Thursday.

The notification said that Mr Baig, inspector general prisons, in his own pay and scale shall stand retired from government service on October 20, 2022, on attaining the age of superannuation.

Mr Baig served in the prison department for several years and enjoyed a good reputation.

The notification came two days after the transfer of Chaudhry Asghar Ali, superintendent of Central Jail Adiala, amid allegations of torturing PTI leader Shahbaz Gill during his detention.

There were reports that with the transfer of the jail superintendent, the DIG prisons Rawalpindi region Abdul Rauf Rana was also transferred.

However, the DIG prisons is still working on the post.

Published in Dawn, August 19th, 2022

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