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- Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - From Print Edition




Newly-appointed Inspector General of Police (Islamabad) Sikandar Hayat assumed the charge of his office here on Tuesday.


A smartly turned out contingent of the Islamabad Police presented guard of honour to the new IGP at the Central Police Office (CPO).


On his arrival at the Central Police Office, outgoing IGP Islamabad Bani-Amin Khan, DIG (Headquarters) Khalid Khattak, DIG (Security Division) Jan Mohammad, AIG (Operations) Dr. Sultan Azam Temuri, SSP (Traffic) Dr. Moeen Masood, SSP (Security Division) Mir Vaiz Niaz, SSP (Operations) Yaseen Farooq, SSP (Headquarters) Sajid Kiyani and other relevant police officers were present on the occasion. All relevant officers briefed the new IGP on the functioning of their sections.


Sikandar Hayat was joint director general in the Intelligence Bureau (IB). He was transferred to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in 2010 as special minister for coordination when the Haj scandal was at its peak.


Sikandar Hayat has served in Islamabad Police as SSP Islamabad in 2005-2006 and assistant superintendent of police (ASP) in 1990-91. He had also served as district police officer (DPO), Multan, SSP (CID), Lahore, SP Headquarters and SP Range Crimes, Rawalpindi. He also served as SSP Islamabad in 2005-06.


The government appointed Sikandar Hayat, a PSP officer, having seniority with the 15th Common. He is one of the most reputed officers of the police department.


As IGP Islamabad, his main task is to eliminate corrupt elements from the Islamabad Police and reshuffle the officers in the department purely on merit, sources said.


Later, the officers welcomed the new IGP. An introductory meeting of the ICT police officers was chaired by the new IGP. The IGP apprised the officers of his priorities.


According to sources, a major reshuffle in the Islamabad Police from SHOs to zonal officers is expected this week.