LAHORE - Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammad Habibur Rehman has said on the order of Supreme Court and instructions of the government, nine police officers have been relieved from the department for their postings in Balochistan.

Addressing a farewell at Central Police Office (CPO) on Tuesday, the Punjab police chief hoped that these police officers would leave no stone unturned to maintain peace in Balochistan, said a spokesperson.

The IGP said the Punjab police attached a priority to national interest. He also prayed for their success in future service and gave shields to them.

Addressing the ceremony, Lahore CTO Capt (r) Syed Ahmed Mobin said since he served in the Punjab police throughout his career, he had a social relationship with the department.

PSO to IGP Fayyaz Ahmed Sumbal said that his first posting was in Balochistan followed by Sindh and Punjab. He said that it would be an honour for him to serve in his hometown once again.

Nankana DPO Syed Ashfaq Anwar said during his service in Balochistan, he would utilise the experiences he had gone through in Punjab.

Lahore CTO Capt (r) Mobin, Nankana DPO Anwar and PSO to IGP Sumbal attended the ceremony while Punjab Special Branch Security SP Shehzada Sultan, Khushab DPO Muhammad Azhar Akram, Gujranwala CTO Asghar Ali, Punjab Special Branch SP Ahmed Nawaz, Additional SP (Investigations) Muhammad Anwar Khetran, and Muhammad Mukhtar, awaiting posting, could not participate in the event because of some personal reasons.

Additional IGPs Malik Khuda Bakhsh Awan, Sarmad Saeed Khan, Khan Baig and Mubarik Ali Athar, DIGs Sohail Khan and Muhammad Amlish, Consultant of Police Training College Lahore Maj (r) Mubasharullah and other high-ups were also present on this occasion.