By Nisar Ali
Islamabad: On the order of Supreme Appellate Court of Gilgit-Baltistan, Inspector General of Police Sabir Hussain reversed ‘shoulder-promotions’ of 597 police officers and constable on Wednesday.
According to the notification issued by Inspector General of police, DIG Baltistan Farman Ali has been relegated from DIG to Superintendent of Police (SP), whereas 11 SPs have been demoted as DSPs.
After the release of the notification, 6 DSPs have become Inspectors, while 11 Inspectors have now become Sub Inspectors, and 27 Sub-Inspectors have been demoted as ASIs. The decision also means that 65 ASIs will now function as Head Constable, while 512 unpaid Head Constables (UPHC) will revert to their original ranks as foot soldiers.
The police officers and constable who have been degraded include 25 from Gilgit, 38 from Ghizer, 27 from Hunza, 14 from Nagar, 118 from Diamer, 52 from Astor, 106 from Skardu, 31 from Ghanche, 36 from Kharmang and 30 from Shigar.
It is pertinent to note that Supreme Appellate court Gilgit- Baltistan took Sou Moto notice of the practice of giving out-of -turn promotion to police officials. The decision was announced on 5th of April, directing the IGP to revert all the officials to their original ranks.