LAHORE - Junior Additional Inspector General (Addl IG) Chaudhry Tanvir Ahmed by exploiting his extraordinary links has got closer to the slot of Inspector General of Police Punjab (IGP) as the current IGP, Tariq Saleem Dogar, will retire on December 31, TheNation has learnt. Informed sources in Central Police Office (CPO) claimed that two Additional IGs including Addl IG Commandant Punjab Constabulary Haji Mian Habib-ur-Rehman and Addl IG Punjab Ch Tanvir Ahmed were in the actual race for the said post. The sources said the Punjab and federal governments were holding meetings on daily-basis but the outcome was still to be established as in each meeting one of the representatives of both the governments expressed his reservations about Ch Tanvir and Habib-ur-Rehman. When asked about Ch Tanvirs appointment, he said no doubt he was a junior officer as compared to others but he was qualified for the top slot. The officer should have firm command over his force, friendly attitude with the public, flexible personality and capacity to control crimes, he responded to a query. Another top bureaucrat said Haji Habib-ur-Rehman was a mutual candidate of both the leading political parties - PPP and PMLN - while Ch Tanvir had only military reference, which may annoy the latter party. According to seniority list, three PSP top officers (Batch 1972) including Muhammad Arshad Saeed, Irfan Mehmood Khan and Salahuddin Ahmed Khan Niazi have been serving as OSDs (On Special Duty). Reportedly Addl IG Patrolling Muhammad Wasim (Batch 1974/Common 2) and Addl IG Traffic Zahid Mehmood (Batch 1976/Common 3) are the most senior officers, excluding the OSDs officers, on seniority list but both of them may be ignored by the both governments due to unexplained reasons. An Addl IG, who wished not to be named, told this scribe if the government appointed any deserving officer against the aforesaid slot it would restore the confidence of other officers. lated rules and regulations it will damage its credibility, he said. He, however, revealed that seven to eight other officers of BS-20 would be promoted to BS-21 in the first week of December and the government could also appoint any suitable officer as the IG Punjab. If it happens the day would be observed as black-day in the history of Punjab Police, he further said.