Islamabad, Nov 2(ANI): Increasing tension between the Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam has resulted in the transfer of the latter.
According to the Nation, the President's office and Interior Ministry have decided to remove Kaleem and Islamabad Senior Superintended Police (SSP) Tahir Alam Khan citing that their conflict with Interior Minister Rehman Malik was affecting the performance of police personnel in the country's capital.
Sources had earlier said that the IGP enjoys good relations with a high-profile figure in the federal government due to which he never listens or follows Malik's instructions.
"Rehman Malik complained to President Asif Ali Zardari so many times. The President then conveyed IGP's rudeness to the Prime Minister and the PM too showed displeasure," a source had said.
Earlier, in March, following a protest by the residents of Bhara Kahu, Malik had ordered the IGP to suspend Bhara Kahu Police Station SHO Inspector Nawaz Bhatti, but his orders were not complied with.
In the same month, Malik had ordered suspension of Kohsar Police Station SHO Mahar Munnawar along with five personnel. In this case too, the Interior Minister's orders were ignored.
It is said that as a result of the sour relations, police has reportedly lost grip on the crime rate, which has increased manifold recently.
According to reports, Major (retired) Imtiaz Hussain, DIG Quetta, is likely to replace Kaleem, while Usman Zakaria, Staff Officer to DG FIA, is likely to replace Alam (ANI)