islamabad - The federal government yesterday appointed Tariq Masood Yasin as new inspector general of Islamabad police.

Yasin was serving as Regional Police Officer Multan before this posting. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave the approval of Yasin’s appointment yesterday afternoon and the Establishment Division has issued the notification in this regard.

The federal government removed the outgoing IGP Islamabad due to his poor performance during recent anti-government sit-in in Islamabad. The Islamabad police failed to stop Mumtaz Qadri’s protestors at Islamabad’s main entry point Faizabad on the occasion of Qadri’s Chehlum a couple of weeks ago. The government had handed over the acting charge of IGP to Khalid Khattak after the retirement of former IG Tahir Alam.

Earlier, the government had punished the two most senior police officers of the federal capital police including former IG Aftab Cheema and Senior Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ali Nekokara over the charges of disobeying the orders of Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan during the sit-ins of PTI and PAT in Islamabad in 2013.

The PM had made Aftab Cheema as officer on special duty (OSD) and issued the notification of dismissal from services of Nekokara.