LAHORE - Amjad Javed Saleemi on Monday took charge as Punjab Police Inspector General to lead the country’s largest law enforcement agency.
Saleemi has replaced Muhammad Tahir, who was abruptly removed from the top slot after developing differences with the Punjab government over some administrative affairs. During the caretaker government, Saleemi was appointed as IGP Sindh province. Then, he was transferred and posted as Commandant National Police Academy.
On Monday, former IGP Muhammad Tahir formally handed over the command of the Punjab Police to newly-appointed IGP Amjad Javed Saleemi. Several senior officers including Additional-IGs, and DIGs attended the ceremony held at the central police office.
On this occasion, IGP Saleemi said that service delivery system would be improved in order to cater public complaints. He said, “It is an honor to hold command of the biggest force of the country and I will try to fulfill this responsibility with honesty and diligence.” “After spending three decades in police service I am well aware of public issues and challenges and all available resources in the light of my experience will be utilized for achieving better public service and strategies for resolution of problems,” he added.