The federal government has appointed Aamir Zulfiqar Khan as the new Punjab Inspector General (IG) after Faisal Shahkar refused to continue serving amid a political crisis in the province.
According to details, the Establishment Division issued a formal notification stating that Aamir Zulfiqar Khan has been appointed as the new Punjab Inspector General (IG).
“With the approval of the Federal Government. Mr. Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, a BS-21 Officer of the Police Service of Pakistan, presently serving as Deputy Director General, Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), under Narcotics Control Division, is transferred and posted as Provincial Police Officer (PPO),” the notification stated.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that Inspector General (IG) Police Faisal Shahkar relinquished charge of his post. The report regarding the resignation of the IG Police was sent to the secretary of services, after which Ghulam Rasool Zahid was given the charge of acting IG Punjab.
Political Crisis :
The Political situation got worse and the political temperature in the Punjab assembly rose up as Governor Balighur Rehman will likely issue the notification to denotify Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi today.
Talking to media outside Punjab Governor House, Rana Sanaullah said that Pervaiz Elahi was no more the executive of the province as he did not take a vote of confidence as asked by Governor.
“Elahi constitutionally no more holds the CM office,” said Sanaullah, adding that the federal government will issue the notification as soon as it receives the governor’s order.
Earlier Governor Punjab Baligh ur Rehman directed Chief Minister (CM) Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi to seek a vote of confidence from the Punjab Assembly on 21st December.
According to details, Governor Punjab has forwarded a letter to Chief Minister’s Secretariat, directing CM Pervaiz Elahi to seek a vote of confidence from the Punjab Assembly on December 21.
As CM Punjab hasn’t taken the vote of confidence therefore constitutionally it is likely that he will remove from CM’s seat.