ISLAMABAD: Newly appointed Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sultan Azam Temuri formally took charge of his position in a ceremony held at Islamabad police line on Saturday.
Temuri has replaced former IGP Khalid Khattak after he was removed from his seat for not being able to adopt an effective strategy to disperse Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah protesters from Faizabad interchange, which caused the traffic between Islamabad and Rawalpindi to remain choked for three weeks.
The new IGP formally took charge amid a lot of enthusiasm and with promises of fulfilling a five-point agenda which includes making police service-oriented, people-friendly and professional, equal implementation of the law on everybody and eliminating corruption.
However, a few officers of Police Service of Pakistan (PSP), serving under interior division and posted in Islamabad police, were absent from the ceremony. Their absence caused speculations to be raised about the top bosses of the force not being on the same page.
Temuri was previously serving as Gujranwala Regional Police Officer (RPO) and has also served in Islamabad police and traffic police.
He said that he would launch an SMS application system through which anyone can contact him and register his or her complaint which would be resolved within 24 hours. He said that this application was first launched by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) IG Nasir Khan and has proven to be very effective.
Temuri was also a pioneer of FM 92.4. He has served in Islamabad during his service from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) to Deputy Inspector General (DIG), winning a verdict from court regarding his promotion.