PESHAWAR - Ihsan Ghani assumed the charge of Inspector General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police in an informal ceremony held at the Peshawar Central Police Office on Tuesday.
Prior to his new appointment, Ihsan Ghani was performing his duties in the Intelligence Bureau. Ghani was born on August 5, 1958 in Jolagram area of Malakand Agency. He joined the police service on October 28, 1989 as a PSP officer.
He is a seasoned police officer and has done various training courses in the country and abroad.
He has served as the chief security officer to the prime minister, Swat and Oghi DOFC, Kohat SSP and Project Coordination Unit (PCU) Peshawar DG. Talking to the high ranking police officers, the new KPK chief said, "We must stand up as a team as I alone cannot turn the table and everyone has to contribute to see the force successful in this testing time."
He said that every citizen should be provided peaceful atmosphere to use his right to vote. He directed the officials to ensure transparent and peaceful election in every corner of the province. "Primary task of the police is to ensure safe elections. We must be neutral and not let ourselves be pressurised by friendship, relations or other considerations while discharging our duties," he added.
Meanwhile, KPK Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (Retd) Tariq Pervez Khan on Tuesday said that the role of caretaker government was to create a conducive and peaceful environment for holding free, fair and transparent elections in the country.
He said that effective measures would be taken to address problems of the public. He said that the provincial government would utilise all available resources to give relief to masses. He expressed these views while talking to Provincial Caretaker Minister for Revenue Samin Jan Babar and Minister for Information Musarrat Qadeem who called on him at the Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar.
The ministers informed the chief minister about different matters related to the administrative business of their respective departments.
The chief minister said that the provincial caretaker government would show better performance even in its short period of time and would hand over the rein of government to the elected representatives of the people.
About recent postings and transfers in various provincial departments, the chief minister said that those postings and transfers were made in the light of the instructions issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan to create a conducive atmosphere for the upcoming general elections.
He urged the heads of provincial departments to take necessary steps to resolve the day-to-day problems being faced by the masses.
Meanwhile commissioner Peshawar Division Sahibzada Anees also called on the chief minister and apprised him of the progress on implementation of the instructions issued by the provincial government regarding removal of illegal encroachments, cleanliness and streamlining traffic in Peshawar.
The chief minister directed the commissioner to monitor the drive against illegal encroachments in the city personally and to take all necessary steps to ensure implementation of the government directives. He also directed the commissioner to activate the price review committees to stabilise the prices of edibles so that relief could be given to the general public.