New IGP Punjab Amjad Javaid Saleemi appointment suspended: sources

New IGP Punjab Amjad Javaid Saleemi appointment suspended: sources
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*ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday suspended the decision of appointment of the new IGP Punjab.*

*ECP took strong notice of the removal of Muhammad Tahir as Inspector General of Police for Punjab (IGP) and appointment of Amjad Javed Saleemi as his replacement.*

Taking strong exception to the change of the Punjab police’s command just days before the crucial by-polls , the commission directed the Punjab chief secretary to come up with an explanation.

It said it had issued a clear code of conduct for October 14 by-polls and imposed a ban on the transfer and postings of top-ranking officials.

Earlier today, the Cabinet Secretariat issued a notification, announcing the transfer and posting of the new IG Punjab with immediate effect and until further orders.

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