Punjab IG orders degree verification of all officers, cops
Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Inam Ghani has issued a notification for checking the degrees of all the officers and servicemen of the provincial police force on the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.
The TV channel reported that fake degree holders in the Punjab police force are in trouble after the circular issued by the Punjab IG.
According to court orders, the educational credentials of Punjab police officers and personnel will be cross-checked.
Sources said that IG Punjab has issued a letter in this regard. The Supreme Court has directed all four IGs of provinces to complete the task of degree verification and send a report by the end of April.
The apex court ordered the verification of educational credentials in the unprecedented case where a cop Aijaz Tareen fooled the police department for 32 years.
He was inducted as ASI and recently served as Superintendent of Police (SP) in Sindh after successful promotions throughout the tenure. It has emerged that Tareen used a ‘fake’ appointment letter.
Reporter Ali Sahi