Captain (r) Tahir Naveed has been appointed as the new chief of Karachi police in replacement of Additional IG, Karachi Ghulam Shabbir Shaikh on Monday.

Shaikh, before appointing a chief of the city police on 16th of the last month, was serving as the Additional IG, CID Sindh. Naveed is presently serving as the deputy inspector general of the District East Police.

Earlier, he has been posted on various posts in Karachi.

As the post of the city police chief vacant due to the retirement of the Shaikh on Monday, DIG district east Naveed has been appointed new Additional IG, Karachi. DIG Naveed said that he had given an additional charge of Karachi police chief on temporary basis as government had yet to be decided the name of the new chief for the city police.

He said that until and unless the government decided the new chief for the city police, he would continue working as the chief of the city police and will try to his level best to improve the law and order situation.