Humphrey Fellow alum Tahir appointed Inspector General of Police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

crossposted from THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/329980-tahir-assumes-charge-as-kp-igp.

Tahir assumes charge as KP IGP  PESHAWAR: Mohammad Tahir assumed the charge of new Inspector General of Police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday relieving his predecessor Salahuddin Khan Mahsud.

The changes in the office were made because of the general elections all over the country.

Salahuddin Mahsud remained IGP for almost 14 months after he succeeded Nasir Khan Durrani.

A smart contingent of police presented guard of honour to the new IGP Mohammad Tahir on his arrival.

He laid down the floral wreath on Yadgar-e-Shuhadda police at the Central Police Office and offered fateha for the martyrs.

Later, presiding over an introductory meeting of police officers posted at the CPO, the new IGP said that all must stand up as a team and everyone had to contribute to see the force successful in these testing times.

The IGP paid rich tributes to the precious sacrifices of the force by saying that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police was a brave and committed force and have written the golden history of police with their blood.

“I am proud of leading this force and we must learn from their sacrifices by exhibiting valour, courage, devotion to duty and contribute for the betterment of the society”, remarked the IGP.

Muhammad Tahir was a 2004-05 Humphrey International Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. When in residence at the University of Minnesota, he was the Senior Superintendent of Police-Investigation Branch, Punjab, Office of the Inspector General of Police, and was a senior superintendent of police investigations in the provincial investigation branch in Punjab. His duties included conducting investigations on behalf of the provincial chief of police and the monitoring of crimes against women and children. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and psychology and a master's degree in economics.
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