ISLAMABAD - The government on Wednesday sacked Motorways Inspector General Zafar Abbas for giving congratulatory advertisement on state expenses.

Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif already barred ministries and autonomous bodies from issuing such advertisements.

Few days back, the government had issued show-case notices to the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) president and Motorway IG over congratulatory advertisements on Nawaz Sharif's election as PM. The premier removed Abbas from his office and ordered him to report to the Establishment Division. Separately‚ Javed Iqbal has been appointed Islamabad Police Academy commandant.