LAHORE – The Federal government temporarily filled the slot of vacant IG Punjab police on Wednesday by appointing Additional Inspector General Training Captain (Rtd) Usman Khattak as Acting Inspector General.

According to media reports, Khattak has been appointed for a period of three months after which a permanent IGP would replace him.

The post of Punjab’s police head became vacant after the retirement of Mushtaq Sukhera on Monday. Sukhera served in the department for 34-years but remained controversial ever since he assumed charge as Inspector General.