ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan yesterday terminated from services former SSP Tariq Hanif Joya who was working as secretary National Police Foundation (NPF) for the last many years.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Interior says that former SSP Tariq Hanif Joya has been removed as secretary NPF who was illegally appointed in the foundation.

Joya was posted as Secretary Police Foundation in February 2012 on heavy salary and perks in violation of laws, the ministry said.

Some employees of the Police Foundation had given a formal application to the interior minister on which he ordered investigation on the issue.

In the light of the inquiry report, the minister ordered that besides removal of Tariq Hanif Joya, recovery of amount taken by him as salary and perks from the national exchequer should also be ensured.