KARACHI: Omar Shahid Hamid, a grade-19 officer of the Sindh police, has been reappointed as SSP in the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD).
According to a notification issued on Saturday, Hamid, who was awaiting posting in the Central Police Office (CPO), has been transferred and posted at CTD Karachi as SSP, replacing Amir Farooqi. Farooqi, who is on ex-Pakistan leave, has been directed to report to CPO Sindh.
Before going on leave in 2011, Hamid was serving as chief of the CTD’s anti-extremists cell. He is the son of slain KESC managing director Shahid Hamid, who, along with his driver and guard, was killed near his official residence in Clifton, minutes after he left for office on the morning of July 5, 1997, by some gunmen.
Hamid is also an acclaimed novelist who has written two books.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 18th, 2016.