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By Our Special Correspondent
LAHORE: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rana Muhammad Ayyaz Saleem assumed the charge of his new office after the National Highways & Motorways Police authorities appointed him Sector Commander M-1 (South)/M-4 with immediate effect on Wednesday.
An NH&MP’s notification in this regard was issued following the Establishment Division’s notification of placing the services of Mr Rana at the disposal of NH&MP.
Mr Rana has replaced SSP Kamran Adil who has been transferred from NH&MP and joined the Islamabad police as AIG Establishment.
Mr Rana, who was earlier transferred from the Punjab police, was awaiting posting.
The SSP, who is considered a hardworking, upright and professional police officer of 31st CTP, has previously worked as SSP Admn Lahore, SSP Investigation Lahore, DPO Sahiwal, Khanewal, Attock, and Nankana in the past. He also served Lahore police as circle police officer and divisional SP.
Rana’s neutral approach can be gauged from the hard fact that he got him transferred from Sahiwal DPO few years ago when by-elections held at a vacant seat in the tenure of Shehbaz Sharif as Chief Minister Punjab. The request for transfer was aimed at brushing aside an impression that being a close relative of former PML-N MPA and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah the SSP could influence elections.
Interestingly at that time incumbent Additional IG Special Branch DIG Muhammad Farooq Mazhar was Regional Police Officer Sahiwal and elections held under his supervision. The PML-N candidate won the election on NA seat.
Mr Mazhar, who is BS-20 officer by rank, has been appointed Additional IG Special Branch against a normal practice of appointing an officer of BS-21 for the slot which is considered very important position in terms of close interaction with the provincial chief executive.