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Major reshuffle in CTD hierarchy after Sahiwal incident

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Tuesday made large-scale transfers and postings in the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) after the Sahiwal incident.    

According to a notification issued by Punjab’s Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD), CTD chief Additional Inspector General (AIG) Roy Tahir was made officer on special duty (OSD) while Rao Sardar was given additional charge of AIG CTD and the services of DIG Babar Sarfraz and Azhar Hameed were handed over to the federal government, reads the notification.

Humayun Bashir Tarar was appointed as DIG CTD, Ahmad Ishaq Jahangir was given additional charge of DIG operations Punjab. However DIG Zulfiqar Hameed was given additional charge of AIG operations.

Earlier in the day, Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat, while terming the Sahiwal encounter ‘100 percent correct’, had said the initial investigation report by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) had held the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials responsible for the loss of innocent lives in Sahiwal, ARY News reported.

The provincial law minister had said that in light of the JIT report, Additional IGP of the CTD and the DIG Sahiwal were immediately being removed from their posts, while DIG and the SSP of CTD had been suspended.

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