PESHAWAR (92 News) – The federal government on Wednesday appointed Sanaullah Abbasi as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.
The notification for Abbasi’s appointment was issued after approval from Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sanaullah Abbasi replaces Dr Naeem Khan, who was appointed as IG KP in February 2019. Dr Naeem was directed to report in establishment division.
It is pertinent to mention here that Abbasi was serving as the Gilgit Baltistan police chief. He had also headed Counter Terrorism Department of Sindh Police.
Earlier in the last week, the KP cabinet is likely to be reshuffled as Prime Minister Imran Khan to chair special cabinet session of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). During the meeting, the performance of the provincial ministers will be reviewed and reshuffling in the portfolios is also on the cards.
According to the sources, in the first phase
, some portfolios of the provincial ministers and advisors to the chief minister are likely to be changed.
“In the second phase, if they don’t deliver, they would be ousted from the cabinet and new people would be given the opportunity to serve,” the sources added.
The prime minister is also expected to give go ahead for expansion in the KP cabinet. PM Khan is scheduled to hold separate meetings with the KP governor and ministers before the cabinet session.
It is noteworthy that PM Imran Khan’s airplane was diverted towards Peshawar due to bad weather whereas it was scheduled to fly towards the capital, Islamabad from Karachi.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the KP governor and Usman Dar were onboard with the premier.