LAHORE - The government had removed Punjab Police Chief Muhammad Tahir after he failed to follow directives of the provincial authorities, Information Minister Ch Fawad Hussain said.
The Cabinet Division, through a notification Tuesday, appointed Amjad Saleemi as the new Punjab IG replacing Mohammad Tahir who was appointed on September 07.
When asked to comment on the sudden transfer, the Information Minister said the IG was not implementing the directions. Through this, we have sent a message to the bureaucracy that PTI government wants business, he added.
Muhammad Tahir is among the most competent, honest and dutiful officers of Police Service of Pakistan.