PPRC Chief Nasir Durrani Resigns Over IG Punjab Transfer: Sources
Nasir Durrani, the chairman of the Punjab Police Reforms Commission (PPRC) recently resigned over the transfer of Punjab Inspector General Tahir Khan, sources informed.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has replaced the Punjab police chief Tahir Khan with Amjad Javed Saleemi. The announcement has come after a month of Khan’s appointment as the province’s police chief.
The decision was suspended by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on the grounds that the transfer was a violation of Pakistani law, due to it being processed just before the by-elections.
Sources claim that Durrani was disappointed over IG Khan’s transfer.
Durrani, who was given the special task to bring reforms in Punjab Police, was assured by Prime Minister Imran Khan that his government will not utilize political influence in the law enforcement, according to sources.
While commenting on the IG’s transfer earlier, a representation of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) revealed that the federal government transferred IG Khan as he refused to follow the directions given to influence the case of Punjab Minister for Housing Mahmood-ur-Rasheed’s son.
Marriyum Aurangzeb demanded the chief justice of Pakistan to take notice of the case.
Removed for Disobeying Government Orders
Earlier Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry gave his own opinions on the matter and said, “Tahir Khan was removed as Punjab police chief for not obeying orders of the government.”
The federal minister added that Khan had exhibited carelessness towards institutional matters.
“We have given a clear message to the bureaucracy that we want work done. In the present government’s tenure, only those who perform will continue to serve on their positions,” Chaudhry said.