Caretaker cabinet appoints new chief secretaries, IGs to ensure transparent elections

ISLAMABAD: The interim federal cabinet meeting headed by caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk re shuffled the bureaucratic and police appointment to ensure that elections are held transparent and without any controversy.


According to Newsone  chief secretaries and IGs of all 4 respective provinces have been changed on Wednesday.

According to a notification issued earlier today, Kaleem Imam has been appointed as the new Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Punjab, replacing Captain (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan. Prior to his latest appointment, Imam served as IG Islamabad and Motorway Police, and also worked for the UN peacekeeping mission.

Imam holds a PhD in politics and international relations, and has been awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in recognition of his services.

Amjad Saleemi, IG National Highway & Motorway Police, has been named as the new IG Sindh Police. He will be replacing AD Khawaja.

Mohammad Tahir has been appointed as IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police, replacing Salahuddin Mehsud.

Mohsin Butt has been named as the new IG of Balochistan Police.

However, on Tuesday Caretaker prime minister and Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of the country have resolved to hold the upcoming polls strictly according to the schedule in a free, fair and transparent manner.

The expression of determination had come in their meeting that took place on Tuesday at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).


The ECP had already written to the Establishment Division for replacement of the incumbent top provincial officers and bringing new officers by June 13. And, the meeting on security will be held on June 14, following the appointment of the two top provincial officers in each province.


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