PM Imran Khan appoints new Punjab IG, chief secretary


LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday appointed ex-federal finance secretary Dr Kamran Ali Fazal as the new Punjab chief secretary in place of Jawad Rafique Malik, sources told The News.

The premier has also decided to appoint Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) director-general additional IGP Rao Sardar as Punjab police chief in place of Inam Ghani.

PM Imran Khan and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar decided in a meeting to make the important changes to the Punjab government.

The Establishment Division would issue a notification for the new chief secretary and the IGP Punjab after approval of the federal cabinet.

The Punjab government is changing the Punjab IGP for the sixth time, making Sardar the seventh IG of the province in the PTI-led government.

On the other hand, the chief secretary Punjab has been changed four times ever since the PTI came to power, making Fazal the fifth chief secretary during the PTI’s three-year tenure. 

Buzdar decides to make important changes to provincial govt

Geo News had earlier reported that the Punjab chief minister had decided to inform the federal government in writing about replacing the IG Punjab and the Punjab chief secretary.

The provincial cabinet is likely to be shuffled as well, sources had informed Geo News. 

Buzdar had sent a panel of names for the new chief secretary and IG Punjab to the federal government, sources had said.

In addition to the chief secretary and IG Punjab, police chiefs and senior administrative officers of Punjab, including Lahore, are also likely to be replaced, sources had said. 

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