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April 12, 2019

IGP says police to respect tribal values

Peshawar

April 12, 2019

PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Naeem Khan said on Thursday the police would perform duty in tribal districts keeping in view the rich values and traditions.

Speaking to the Qaumi Jirga of Bajaur elite here, the police chief said that the line drawn between Pakhtuns had vanished completely. “And now the rich identity of tribal people will flourish in the new set-up,” he added.

He said that policing of the people, for the people and by the people would be introduced in the newly merged districts. The police would work in tribal districts in the already existed Levies uniform. Additional IGPs, Commandant Elite Force, Commandant Frontier Reserve Police, RPO Malakand, DIGs Headquarters, Finance & Procurement, Investigation, CTD, Training, Directors PCU and Safe City Project, AIsG Establishment, Legal and Welfare, DPOs Bajaur, Khyber and other high-ranking police officers were also present on the occasion. The Provincial Police Officer informed that former tribal belt was torch bearer in respect of good values and rich traditions and the grace and beauty attached with Pakhtun uniform i.e Qamees and Shalwar are matchless and announced that police will perform its duties in the newly merged districts in former Levies uniform.

PDA gets new DG

In less than 10 days, the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA), the executing agency of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in the provincial metropolis, got second Director General (DG).

The provi cial government on Thursday transferred Engr Muhammad Uzair (BS-20), chief engineer of the Communication and Works (C&W) Department and posted him as DG PDA against the vacant post to relieve Commissioner Peshawar, Dr Amjad Ali Khan of the additional charge.

Uzair remained the second officer to be posted as DG PDA during the six day as earlier the province government on April 5 posted Ikramullah Khan, BS-19 officer of the PDA, as DG of Authority against the vacant. However, his posting took the social media by storm where journalists posted that the officer had undergone plea-bargain with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in corruption case.

This forced the government to reverse its decision and withdrew the notification regarding the posting of Ikramullah Khan. Ikramullah was posted in place to Israr-ul-Haq, as PDA DG, who had removed on April 2 for his alleged failure to complete the BRT project by its deadline of March 23. Israr-ul-Haq (PA&AS BS-19), an officer of the Account Group, was removed along Secretary Transport and Mass Transit Flt Lt. (Rtd) Kamran Rehman Khan (PAS BS-20) after the Provincial Inspection team report pointed out a number of anomalies in the BRT project construction and execution.

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