PESHAWAR: Eight senior police officers, including six cops working against the posts of deputy inspectors general (DIG), have quit charge after the provincial government directed them to report to Islamabad for further posting in Balochistan, a source told The News.
The unexpected move has deepened the crisis in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police that is already short of senior police officers.Dozens of junior officers are working against the posts of DIGs, district police officers (DPOs) and superintendents of police (SPs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa only due to unavailability of the officers in the respective grades.
A source told The News most of the eight officers had quit charge and left offices on Tuesday, following the directives of the provincial Establishment Department to report to Islamabad.“Yes, we have quit the charge as the government directed us to report to Islamabad immediately,” an officer, requesting anonymity, told The News.
The transferred officers included DIG Bannu Nisar Khan Tanoli, DIG Kohat Imtiaz Shah, DIG Dera Ismail Khan Qazi Jamilur Rahman, DIG (investigation) Malakand Feroz Shah, DIG CPO Sadiq Kamal Khan Orakzai, Director General, Project Management Unit, Mohammad Jafar, SSP (operations) Tahir Ayub and SSP Ijaz Khan.
The provincial government and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police bosses had twice refused to surrender these officers, arguing the province was already short of seasoned policemen.The province had also sent a number of requests to the federal government for posting senior policemen in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as it lacked senior officers to better fight terrorism.The former IGP KP Police, Fiaz Toru, had told the SC that the force was short of senior policemen and had forwarded a number of requests to the federal government for postings .