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Pak Election Commission suspends appointment of Amjad Javed as Punjab police chief

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

In a dramatic development, Pakistan's Tuesday suspended the appointment of as the police chief, hours after the issued a notification appointing him as the

The informed the through a letter that it had suspended the notification as it was a violation of its directives of September 3, banning postings and transfers of government officials ahead of the by-elections scheduled for October 14, Dawn reported.

Through the letter, the (elections) has instructed the of the to explain within two days why its directions "have not been complied with", the paper said.

Earlier in the day, the of had been changed for a second time in two months, as Saleemi replaced as the chief, the paper said.

The Cabinet Secretariat's notification had announced the change "with immediate effect and until further orders". There was no reason mentioned for the transfer in the notification.

With the suspension of the notification, Tahir has been reinstated as the police

Saleemi was serving as the commandant of until recently, before which he had been posted as the Sindh IGP.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 18:30 IST