ISLAMABAD: In a recent reshuffle, the federal government has replaced Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Akbar Nasir Khan, with Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi, a BS-20 officer currently posted in Punjab.

According to the notifications issued by the Establishment Division, Dr Akbar Nasir Khan was posted to the Establishment Division “with immediate effect and until further orders”.

Khan had been serving in Islamabad since May 2022. He was appointed IG Islamabad soon after the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) assumed power.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had asked the Establishment Division a number of times to replace Dr Akbar Nasir Khan before the February 8 polls, but to no avail.

The notification issued by the Establishment Division stated: “Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi, a BS-20 officer of the Police Service of Pakistan, presently serving under the Government of Punjab, is transferred as Inspector General, Islamabad Capital Territory Police (ICT), under the Interior Division, under Section 10 of the Civil Servants Act, 1973, with immediate effect and until further orders.”

Moreover, the Establishment Division also posted retired Capt Khurram Agha as interior secretary while Additional Interior Secretary Khushal Khan has been posted to the Power Division.

Interestingly, Interior Secretary Khurram Agha was serving in the Prime Minister Secretariat and was posted as commerce secretary on March 3. This is his second posting in less than three weeks.

According to another notification, Khushal Khan, a BS-21 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service, has been posted from the interior ministry to the Power Division.

Published in Dawn, March 30th, 2024

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