Punjab top cop replaced again

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Staff Report

Islamabad

The federal government on Monday replaced Amjad Javed Saleemi with Captain (Rtd) Arif Nawaz Khan as the inspector general of Police (IGP) in Punjab.

According to the notification, Mr Amjad Javed Saleemi, a BS-22 officer of Police Service of Pakistan, presently serving as Provincial Police Officer (PPO) government of Punjab, is transferred and directed to report to Establishment Division with immediate effect and until further order.

Meanwhile, Captain (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan, a BS-22 officer of Police Service of Pakistan, presently serving as Secretary Narcotics Control Division, is transferred and posted as Punjab Police Chief, “according to the aforesaid notification

Saleemi was the IGP Sindh when the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf government came into power last year. In Sep 2018, he was relieved of his duties in Sindh and made the IGP Punjab a month later.

The new IGP Punjab had held the same post during the PML-N government as well.

Saleemi is the third IGP to be replaced in Punjab in 8 months.