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Top Police cadre shuffled

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The government on Friday, September 7th, shuffled top police officers in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, local media reported. Muhammad Tahir (PSP, BS-21), who had been serving as the Provincial Police Officer of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has been transferred and ordered to take reigns as Inspector General of Punjab police. A notification has been issued by the Establishment Division.

For KP, the government has appointed Salahuddin Khan Mehsud as chief of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police. He has replaced Mr. Tahir Khan who has been transferred to Punjab. Mr. Mehsud had served as police chief of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for about 14 months, after being appointed to the post following the retirement of Nasir Khan Durrani last year. A notification issued by the Establishment Division said that Mr. Mehsud, presently an officer on special duty in the division, had been transferred and posted in his own pay and scale.

n his 25 years in the police service, he served in Baluchistan, Punjab, and Islamabad besides being deputed to the Federal Investigation Agency. He also served as chief security officer of the prime minister.

Mr. Mehsud joined the police force in 1989 as an assistant superintendent of police and served in various capacities in the province. He was promoted to BS-21 in February this year and was serving as assistant inspector general of Special Branch since March 2016.

Amjad Javed Saleemi (BS-22), previously serving as inspector general of Sindh police, has been transferred and asked to report to the Establishment Division with immediate effect. Amjad Javed Saleemi had replaced the prominent IG Sindh AD Khwaja, who had battled the Sindh government against his dismissal for most of his tenure in Sindh High Court and subsequently Supreme Court of Pakistan. After two months of his appointment by the interim government, IG Saleemi has been asked to report back to Islamabad.

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Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam, the inspector general of Punjab police (PSP, BS-21), who is serving as the Provincial Police Officer in Punjab, has been transferred to replace IG Saleemi in Sindh. A notification issued by the Establishment Division said that Dr. Imam had been transferred and posted in his own pay and scale with immediate effect and until further orders.

Kaleem Imam has served both inside the country and abroad for more than two decades. He has also served in a peacekeeping mission of the United Nations. He has had the distinction of serving as inspector general of Islamabad police, Motorway police, and Punjab police, respectively.

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In his 25 years in the police service, he served in Baluchistan, Punjab, and Islamabad besides being deputed to the Federal Investigation Agency. He also served as chief security officer of the prime minister. Dr. Imam was appointed as the deputy police commissioner of the UN Mission in Darfur, Sudan, in 2011 and later as police commissioner there in 2012.