Federal government of Pakistan removed Captain (r) Arif Nawaz Khan from the position of inspector general of Police (IGP) in Punjab and appointed Shoaib Dastgir as new IG Punjab.
Cabinet Division Secretariat has issued a notification, on Tuesday in this regard.
The notification reads, “Mr. Shoaib Dastgir, a BS-21 officer of Police Service of Pakistan, currently serving as Managing Director, National Police Foundation (NPF) is transferred and posted as Provincial Police Officer (PPO), Government of Punjab with immediate effect.”
Shoaib Dastagir had earlier served as IG of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and is considered a competent administrator and policeman.
This is the fifth time the government changed the police chief of the province since it assumed power last year.
Earlier today, establishment division had issued a notification for the appointment of Major (r) Azam Suleman as the new chief secretary of Punjab.
The development comes after Chief Minister Usman Buzdar met Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad yesterday.
Other changes are also expected to occur within the Punjab bureaucracy as new appointments and transfers are being considered by the government.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is reportedly not happy with the bureaucracy, especially in Punjab, and has given an approval to transfer over a hundred officers serving in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Centre.
Earlier on October 3, the Punjab bureaucracy underwent several changes as Captain (r) Muhammad Mehmood was appointed forests secretary and Dr Raheel Siddiqui was given charge of additional chief secretary for urban development.