PESHAWAR - Only three senior officials in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were given one-year extension after the age of superannuation during the last one year. Sources, however, told The Nation that all the three officials hailed from the Police Department and the decision to award them extension was taken in view of the prevailing untoward law and order situation in the province. Sources said that the government had received more than a dozen reemployment applications from senior officials serving in various departments, but none of them were approved by the special committee formed for the purpose. The three officials who got the extension are: Lower Dir District Police Officer (DPO) Mumtaz Zarin, Mardan DPO Waqif Khan and Deputy Commandant Police Training College Hangu, Jahanzeb Khan. Well-placed sources in the Establishment informed that Mumtaz Zarin was given extension for a second time. He, however, hurried to add that Mumtaz Zarin was the person who had always been given a challenging task. When the situation got worse in Tank, he was assigned the duty to head police there. And when a similar situation emerged in Dir, he was sent there too, sources maintained. Source said they could see no person in any government office on extension, contract or reemployment except the three police officials. Of course, there were people who approached the high-ups for extension or reemployment. But the committee formed under the directives of the chief minister turned down all such applications, sources added. Sources said Mumtaz Zarin got the first extension in November 2009 and the second in November 2010, while Waqif Khan got his first extension in November 2010. Jahanzeb got extension in December 2010, sources added.