PESHAWAR Inspector General Police Malik Navid will be elevated to the post of Secretary Interior after his retirement due on August 30 this year; sources told TheNation on Saturday. Naveed will follow the suit of Syed Kamal Shah, former Secretary Interior who served as IG NWFP and was later elevated as well as given extension in service, they added. Malik, hailing from Kohat, joined police service in December 1972 and worked against many important positions including In Charge FIA, NWFP; Joint DG IB, and Commandant Frontier Constabulary. His service record and working in the FC impressed decision-makers and he was subsequently made provincial police chief in 2007. Tireless efforts to combat crime and will to fight terror have earned him respect in the police force and elsewhere, an official said. He said that Khan had arrested many top Taliban leaders who helped the government in gathering important intelligence data and thwarting terror plots, sources said. His activities have earned him a place in the hit list of Tehrik-i-Taliban and al-Qaeda is also believed to be nurturing grudges against him.