OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The Punjab police have finalized recommendations to be submitted to the Chief Minister Punjab, most probably on Monday, about the direct appointments of officers of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Inspector ranks in the law enforcing agency. Well-informed sources revealed on Saturday that the police executive board, which works like the cabinet of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab, has finalized their recommendations after detailed consultation. The board comprising top officers from the Punjab police also held several meetings with the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in the recent past and discussed different aspects of the new initiative. Sources believed that several proposals were presented to the Chief Minister regarding the skills and qualification of the new officers to be appointed by Punjab Public Service Commission. Police officials are of the view that the government could induct honest and well-qualified officers in the police force through direct appointments. The Chief Minister will grant final approval for this new initiative besides recommending number of posts for each district and procedure for the appointments. According to sources, the top cops also presented various proposals regarding the division of big cities like Lahore and Gujranwala on administrative grounds. The cops believe that by dividing the big cities into independent police regions, the functioning of the department could be improved. Insiders said that some officers from Lahore opposed the idea stating that it would not help improve the working of the department.