Karachi’s new police chief is either dead honest or ridiculously incompetent

Karachi’s new chief of police has been within the drive for almost twenty years—half on the desk and half within the subject. Additional IG Imran Yaqoob Minhas’s final crime-fighting place in Karachi was held 9 years in the past.

A cursory take a look at his file reveals that he has held posts for very brief intervals of time, typically even only a day. For those that understand how the Karachi police service works, this might either be a measure of his rigid honesty or persistent incompetence.

“I know he was offered the coveted slot of Additional IGP Karachi-Range repeatedly by the last two IGPs, but he refused,” stated considered one of his associates, who requested to stay unnamed. “He is a principled person and he will not follow directives contradictory to the law.” This affiliate went on to even say that Minhas was not an officer who would take “unnecessary political pressure”.

“And as far as I know him, he will not continue for a long time as Additional IGP Karachi-Range,” he maintained.

Minhas is by now a Grade 21 officer, 22 being the very best. He joined
the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) on October 19, 1991 and has served in
different provinces.

He was final posted as DIG West in Karachi and stayed there for ten
months. When he was TPO Clifton in 2006, he was at that seat for simply seven

Generally talking, the coveted Additional IG put up is given to a
prepared candidate who has spent the utmost time within the subject or operations,
somewhat than at administrative posts.

For what it is price, the 2 outgoing IGs Allah Dino Khowaja and
Dr Syed Kaleem Imam had been very focused on making Minhas the Karachi police

“Ghulam Nabi Memon, the outgoing metropolis police chief, and Imran
Yaqoob Minhas had been the alternatives for the appointment of Additional IGP
Karachi-Range,” stated Dr Kaleem Imam. Imam is presently serving as IG for National
Highways and Motorways Police. He stated that he thought-about each males competent
police officers. “There is no distinction between Memon and Minhas and for me
each had been equal so far as competence is involved, however Minhas was my first
selection,” Imam added.

Minhas himself was somewhat candid about his appointment and observe
file. “I do agree that there is a distinction between administration and
operation, however I consider that Additional IGP Karachi-Range is the administrator
of the operations wing,” Minhas informed SAMAA Digital over the telephone earlier than Eid.
To him, there is a distinction between the job obligations of an Assistant
Superintendent of Police and an Additional IG of any vary.

“I must command a set-up of 35,000 personnel within the Karachi-Range,
and my job is to take work from them,” he added.

Controlling avenue crime will likely be his prime precedence and was the main focus
of his first assembly with the Karachi vary. “Investigations must be
improved as a result of if Investigation works correctly then criminals could not come
out of jail with out finishing their sentence,” he stated.

The police chief additionally pressured that he wouldn’t switch officers
unnecessarily. “I’ll give everybody an opportunity to enhance their working, and if
anybody fails to carry out then he or she will likely be changed,” he stated.

He had no issues with politically motivated transfers and postings within the Karachi-Range. “But if the officer posted fails to perform then I will have no choice but to remove him or her.”

Start End Months Imran Yaqoob’s service file
19-Oct-91 30-Dec-93 26 Under coaching
31-Dec-93 15-Jan-95 12 ASP FC
19-Feb-95 5-Mar-96 12.5 SDPO Cantt, Multan
7-Feb-96 21-Jul-96 5.5 SDPO Makhdoom Rashid, Multan
30-Jul-96 6-Mar-97 7 SDPO Yazman, Bahawalpur
7-Jun-98 4-Oct-99 16 Additional SP Jhang
4-Oct-99 26-Nov-01 26 SP Bahawalnagar
27-Nov-01 1-Jan-04 25 Additional SP Admin Lahore
15-May-04 25-Aug-04 3 Awaiting posting
25-Aug-04 23-Feb-05 6 DPO Khairpur
23-Feb-05 21-Apr-05 2 Awaiting posting in CPO
21-Apr-05 14-Feb-06 10 AIGP Finance, CPO Sindh
14-Feb-06 28-Sep-06 7.5 TPO Clifton, Karachi
28-Sep-06 14-Oct-06 0.5 ADIGP Ops, CCP, Karachi
14-Oct-06 30-Jun-10 44.5 AIGP/Logistics CPO Sindh
2-Aug-10 30-Jun-11 11 Awaiting posting in CPO
30-Jun-11 23-Apr-12 10 DIGP West Range, Karachi
23-Apr-12 11-Sep-12 4.5 Awaiting posting
11-Sep-12 15-Mar-13 6 DIGP Admin Karachi Range
15-Mar-13 15-Mar-13 0 DIGP Headquarters, Sindh
19-Mar-13 11-Apr-13 <1 DIGP RRF, Sindh
2-May-13 20-Feb-14 9 DPO Zhob, Loralai
21-Feb-14 24-Aug-14 6 Commandant, Police Training College, Quetta
25-Aug-14 9-Feb-15 5.5 MCMC Course, Lahore
23-Feb-15 24-Jul-15 5 GP HQrs CPO Quetta
24-Jul-15 21-Oct-15 2.5 Commandant, Police Training College, Quetta
30-Oct-15 11-Dec-15 1.5 Awaiting posting
11-Dec-15 15-Jun-16 6 IGP T&T Sindh
15-Jun-16 29-Aug-16 2.5 IGP HQ Sindh
29-Aug-16 27-Oct-16 2 Awaiting posting
27-Oct-16 16-Sep-16 2 DIGP HQ, Sindh
31-Oct-16 19-Jul-17 8.5 DIGP Finance CPO Sindh
19-Jul-17 19-Aug-17 1 DIGP Traffic, Licensing, Training, Karachi
19-Aug-17 9-Sep-17 <1 DIGP Traffic 
9-Sep-17 10-Sep-17 0 DIGP Finance CPO Sindh
10-Sep-17 16-Jul-18 2 DIGP Traffic
16-Jul-18 16-Nov-18 4 IGP Prisons
30-Jan-19 to this point NA DIGP Traffic, Licensing, Training, Karachi
16-Jul-19 10-May-21 22 Additional IG Special Branch

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