LAHORE – The Punjab Government on Tuesday transferred Deputy Inspector General of Elite Force, Zulfiqar Cheema, and appointed him as the Regional Police Officer of Sheikhupura region.

Sources confided in TheNation that Mr Cheema was not interested in the post. Anyhow he accepted the new job what the sources said “with a heavy heart.’ He would assume the charge on Wednesday.

According to the sources, DIG Cheema was among three police officers under consideration for the post of Capital City Police Officer of Lahore since incumbent Ahmad Raza Tahir had already expressed his willingness to be transferred out of Lahore. Now the names of DIG Zubair Mir and Amjad Javed Saleemi are under consideration for the slot.