LAHORE – Following the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the district police officers (DPOs) of Chiniot and Hafizabad have been transferred and closed to Central Police Office (CPO), police sources revealed on Monday.

According to the notification, DPO Chiniot Shahzad Akbar and DPO Hafizabad Muhammad Waqas Nazir were directed to report to the CPO.

Similarly,  Karamat Ullah Malik, SP CTD Punjab, and Ms Maryam Naheed SP Punjab Highway Patrol Sargodha were also transferred and closed to CPO till further orders.

A couple of weeks ago, the IGP transferred Okara DPO on the directions of the CM and the post was still lying vacant. Police sources said more transfers and postings of senior police officers were expected in future as the provincial political hierarchy was trying the adjust their ‘own men’ on the key police slots.