Published On: Fri, Feb 19th, 2016
Published in Category: Government

IGP AJK likely to be removed

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Islamabad: The federal government has decided to remove Azad Jammu and Kashmir Police Inspector General Malik Khuda Bakhsh Awan over the Nakyal incident.

According to the source, the top cop mishandled the incident, which led to the arrest of the PML-N workers, facing murders charges.

Source in the interior ministry said that three names were under consideration for the replacement and a summary has been prepared to get approval from the prime minister. According to the source, the IG police has also defied orders of the interior ministry to compile data of NGOs working in the region.

According to the source, names of DIG Abid Ali Sheikh and Malik Aftab have been tipped for the slot. When contacted, IG AJK Awan said that it was the prerogative of the federal government to transfer him wherever it wanted.

Answering a question about NGOs operating in the state, he denied that the interior ministry had issued any directives for compiling data of NGOs working in AJK.