CM interviews 12 policemen for new assignments.

LAHORE -- Newly-appointed Caretaker Chief Minister Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi has interviewed 12 police officers (BS-20) to give them new assignments in Punjab and the appointment orders are expected shortly.

The interviews were conducted for their appointments as new regional police officers (RPOs) and DIGs of Lahore investigation and operations police.

Punjab Inspector General Police Dr Usman Anwar, Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman and Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Bilal Siddique Kamyana were also among the panel.

An official close to the development said that the caretaker CM called for interviews those police officers who were not 'in good books' of the previous government of PTI/PML-Q in Punjab.

Officials 'not in good books' of PTI govt were interviewed; appointments are subject to ECP approval

He said many of these police officers of DIG rank were either given sideline postings or repatriated from Punjab during the PTI tenure.

After assuming charge as CM Punjab, Syed Mohsin Naqvi sought lists of the police officers appointed by the PML-Q, particularly, those holding field postings like at regional level, he said.

The official source said the staff concerned briefed the CM that presently a majority of the RPOs including those of Sheikhupura, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Multan were having close links with the PTI/PML-Q.

The CM was further told that a few of them got postings on the 'influence of a former chief of a powerful institution' and some political stalwarts of the PML-N.

An RPO who was heading the...

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