Drop scene of the standoff between IG Punjab and the CCPO Lahore
Prime Minister Imran Khan, after consultation with Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, has approved the removal of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Shoaib Dastagir, sources informed *Geo News*.
The move comes after an alleged dispute between Dastagir and Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Sheikh.
According to the sources, Sheikh will continue to discharge his duties as CCPO.
Dastagir's removal is the sixth time the post of IGP Punjab has seen a reshuffling.
The much-debated controvery came to a head on Tuesday with a meeting of the Police Service of Pakistan Chapter where Sheikh offered to tender an unconditional apology to Dastagir.
Simultaneously, the issue landed in the office of Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, who assured the police that he will listen to both parties.