Punjab police: Four officers in running to be new IG

Inspector General Aftab Sultan has been transferred to the post of commandant of the National Police Academy.


Our Correspondent May 21, 2013

LAHORE: Inspector General Aftab Sultan has been transferred to the post of commandant of the National Police Academy, leaving a vacancy at the head of the Punjab Police. Sultan, who as the inspector general of the Punjab Police during the caretaker government was tasked with fair policing of the general elections, had handed in a transfer request to the establishment secretary as he felt his job had been done. Zulfiqar Cheema, former capital city police officer Ahmad Raza Tahir, Nasir Durrani and Qalb-e-Abbas are reported to be in the running to take over as head of the Punjab Police, a 200,000-strong force (second in size only to the Pakistan Army) with a budget of Rs60 billion. The Punjab Police inspector general has eleven additional inspectors general and nine ranges headed by regional police officers under his command. Sultan had been serving as the Punjab additional inspector general (Finance and Welfare) before he was transferred to the post of Punjab police inspector general. He had previously served as director general of the Intelligence Bureau.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2013.

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COMMENTS (2)

Raza | 7 years ago | Reply According to my knowlege Mr.Kalb-i- Abbas is absolutely the right choice to take care of this whole team in a better way as he extremely an honest professional and onone could ever mark their fingers on him regarding integrity and professionalism and if these two brothers will allow him to lead this time we all see a major change in police culture and immediate decrease in crime.But he never influenced by any political party ever to follow so seems difficult that these two brothers allow him to head the police,I hope this time they change their priorities and allow such dead honest people to play in front line.
k. Salim Jahangir | 7 years ago | Reply

Having personal knowledge of Mr.Nasir Durrani,one can say with confidence that he would be an excellent choice for IGP Punjab.He is exceptionally professional,honest & will not succumb to pressures.The only thing is whether or not an officer possessing these sterling qualities is acceptable to both the brothers? How ever,this will be a litmus test as in what direction the governments in the centre & the province heading to.Wait & see!!

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