ISLAMABAD: In a surprise move, Captain (retired) Muhammad Ilyas has returned to the capital. The move comes weeks after the capital police had transferred him out. Capt Ilyas had been serving as the Assistant Inspector General of Special Branch of the Islamabad Police. On January 18, he had been transferred from the capital police in a high-level shakeup which also saw long-serving SSP Operations Sajid Kiyani transferred to the Intelligence Bureau. Capt Ilyas, a basic-pay-scale (BPS) 19 officer of the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP), had been placed at the disposal of the Punjab police. However, just two weeks later, in a notification dated January 31, he returned to the capital. “The services of Capt Ilyas, a BPS-19 (acting charge) officer of PSP, are placed at the disposal of the National Police Academy (NPA),” read the notification.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2018.