Inspector General Ghulam Nabi Memon. — X/File
Inspector General Ghulam Nabi Memon. — X/File 

Ghulam Nabi Memon, a grade 21 officer of the Police Service of Pakistan, has been appointed as Inspector General of Police Sindh for the second time with the approval of the federal government.

Memon, presently serving as Executive Director of State Life Insurance Corporation (SLIC), has been posted as “Provincial Police Officer (PPO), Government of Sindh, under Section 10 of the Civil Servants Act, 1973, with immediate effect and until further orders,” read a notification issued by the Establishment Division on Sunday.

The incumbent Sindh police chief, Riffat Mukhtar, has been transferred and directed to report to Establishment Division, as per official notification.

Ghulam Nabi Memon appointed Sindh IG for second time

In August last year, the federal government had replaced Memon with Additional IG Mukhtar as Sindh’s inspector general of police ahead of the February 8 general elections.

In his previous tenure, the Memon made remarkable changes in the police department due to his effective policies.

Memon, after taking charge as PPO, had taken a number of decisions of which the most important was the reorganisation of the structure of the police department on modern lines, which includes a hi-tech mechanism including the establishment of a specialised unit to control violence against women, especially the menace of Karo-Kari. 

To eradicate the menace of narcotics from the province, Memon had formed a vigilance team by utilising the services of the Special Branch Sindh that carries raids for eradicating the menace of narcotics.

During operations in his time, several police officers had been arrested, dismissed or suspended for having links with criminal groups.

Another big initiative of Memon was carrying out an operation against the dacoits in the Katcha area of Sindh and he had personally supervised the operation. 

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