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Akbar Nasir Khan made new IG of Islamabad

Dr Akbar Nasir Khan on Saturday assumed the charge of inspector general (IG) of Islamabad Police on Saturday after the removal of Mohammad Ahsan Younas.

A BS-20 officer of Police Service of Pakistan, Dr Akbar was previously serving in National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), said a news release.

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After assuming the charge, the IG conducted introductory meeting with DIGs, SSPs, AIGs and SPs.

Addressing the participants, he directed the force to ensure rule of law and earn respect for uniform. “No one is above the law,” said IG. He emphasised the need to work together as a team in accordance with the policy.

Dr Akbar is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School and was previously working as director general of NACTA Monitoring, Evaluation and Capacity Building. His earlier works include National Internal Security Policy of Pakistan and establishment of Punjab Safe Cities Authority. His predecessor, Younas, who served in the federal capital for less than six months, was transferred to Punjab.

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Meanwhile, Mohammad Faisal, a BS-19 officer in Islamabad Police, was transferred to Punjab, while Yasir Afridi, another BS-19 officer, was transferred from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police to ICT Police.

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