21 May 2019
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A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against removal of Amjad Javed Saleemi as Inspector General Punjab (IGP), on Friday.
The applicant in his plea has stated that, tenure of the IG post tenure is three years according to the Police Order 2002, but Saleemi was transferred after 6 months.
“The government has changed three IG Punjab within short span of 8 months”, the plea read.
The court has been pleaded to pass its judgment on the matter.
Earlier on Monday,the federal government had removed the Punjab’s Inspector General of Police (IG) Amjad Javed Saleemi from his post.
The Establishment Division directed Mr Saleemi to report to the Establishment Division and appointed Federal Narcotics Control secretary retired Capt Arif Nawaz new head of the provincial police force.
Arif Nawaz Khan has worked on the same position before.
He was removed from the post before the last general elections. He was presently serving as secretary Narcotics Control Division.
Born in 1961, he joined the Police Service of Pakistan as ASP in 1986.
He was promoted to the post of SSP in 2000, DIG in 2009 and Additional IG in 2014.
During this period, he served on important posts in Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Special Branch, VVIP Security, DIG Training Punjab, Balochistan and Central Police Office Punjab Lahore.

Abdul Gh Lone

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