Another Reshuffle in Police Administration before the By-Election

June 4, 2023


Another Reshuffle in Police Administration before the By-Election

Shaeran Rufus

LAHORE: The Punjab government has turned over the services of an extra IG level officer (BPS-21), five DIG rank officers (BPS-20), one SSP rank officer (BPS-19), and two SP rank officers (BPS-18) to the Establishment Division.

At least 30 district police officers (DPOs) had their orders to transfer issued during the day. Throughout the previous administration, the surrendering officers remained in key positions.

The transfer of DPOs is a tactic used as part of a larger reform of the police organizational structure. Initial transfers included the IGP and more IGs, then regional police officers and city police officers (CPOs).

Inspectors and SHOs were moved across Punjab after the DPO transfers. In 2018, the Establishment Division also received the services of nearly two dozen senior police officers. When the PTI administration was in power, the majority of top police officials were unable to return to Punjab; however, they have just lately been able to do so on the instructions of this temporary setup.

Other IG Muhammad Farooq Mazhar, (BS-21), DIG AGHA Muhammad Yousaf, DIG Muhammad Akhtar Abbas, DIG Muhammad Saleem, DIG Ahmed Jamalur Rehman, SSP Ghulam Mubashir Maken, (BS-19), DIG Munir Masood Marth, (BS-20), SP Bilal Qayyum, (BS-18), and SP Farooq Amjad were among the surrendered officers (BS-18).

Sargodha, Kasur, Nankana Sahib, Sialkot, Narowal, Chakwal, Khanewal, Attock, Jhelum, Hafizabad, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Khushab, Chiniot, TT Singh, Jhang, DG Khan, Lodhran, Talagang, Okara, Bahawalnagar, and Vehari were among the districts whose DPOs were replaced. Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, RY Khan, Muzaffargarh, Murree, and Kot Addu were among the other officials.

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