LAHORE: Inspector General of Punjab Police Amjad Javed Saleemi has issued transfer/posting orders for newly promoted 50 superintendents of the police (SPs).
Many of them were those who were recently promoted from the rank of deputy superintendent of police (DSP) to the SP.
The promotion of a large number of the DSPs would help the Punjab Police fill several slots of the SPs which were lying vacant for the last several years.
The IGP held a meeting with the 40 newly-promoted SPs at Central Police Office on Monday.
Speaking on this occasion, the IGP said 342 inspectors had also been promoted to 800 vacant posts of inspectors so far whereas a promotion board would be held on Dec 4 (today) for the remaining police officials and the process would go on.
Responding to a query about arrest of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan leaders and workers, the IGP said for cases of treason against four individuals and 7-ATA against 20 others had been registered. He added that about 2,900 other persons were arrested and their cases were being examined.
In another event at the CPO, 60 best officers and officials who showed extraordinary performance were given commendation certificates and cash rewards.
The IGP said for the first time a fast-track promotion policy was being introduced and it would be implemented within three to four months and by this policy the promotion of highly qualified and diligent officials would be integrated by a test conducted under the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC).
Cash prizes worth Rs2.5m were distributed among 60 officers from six districts and officials of the CPO along with commendation certificates.
The recipients of the prizes included 16 officers from district Faisalabad, 14 from DG Khan, 10 from Central Police Office, nine from Muzaffargarh, seven from Jhang, three from Toba Tek Singh and one from Multan. Two women police officers were also given the prizes.
DIG Headquarters Babar Bakht Qureshi and AIG Discipline Zubair Dareshak were also present at this occasion.