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Punjab Police to undergo shuffle after TLP fiasco, says report


LAHORE: The Punjab Police has decided to make important changes to the provincial police force, after its inability to hold off protesters of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on Thursday.

As per a The News report, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and the province’s Inspector-General Rao Sardar Ali Khan held an important meeting on Wednesday in which they agreed to transfer the inept officers of Gujranwala, Sheikhupura and Lahore.

As per the report, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar held the interviews of three officers, namely Ali Amir Malik, Fiaz Dev and Shahzad Sultan, for the position of Lahore capital city police officer (CCPO).

CTD Punjab Additional IG Waseem Sial and Usman Anwar are also among the aspirants for the Lahore CCPO post, sources told The News, adding that the top brass of the Punjab government has also decided to remove the Sheikhupura and Gujranwala regional police officers (RPO).

Sources informed the publication that the Punjab government was also mulling removal of the DIG operations and SSP operatons.

No transfers or postings, however, have yet been made.

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