Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan has assumed the charge of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad, a police spokesman said.
He said that, Dr. Akbar Nasir khan was working as Director General NACTA. After assuming the charge, the IGP conducted introductory meeting with DIGs, SSPs, AIGs and SPs. While addressing the meeting, the IGP said that leadership is the name of responsibility of service and protection of the public so it is crystal clear that we are to ensure just implementation of laws for protection of the citizens and in this process no one including me is above the law.
IGP said that if someone thinks that he will misuse his powers due to the power of uniform then he will not be accepted at any cost. He emphasized that we shall work together as a team and those officers will remain the part of my team who will work in accordance with the policy priorities.
He further stated that the modern projects and other good trends set by the former officers will be continued and new projects and steps will also be taken if some better performance is required. It is pertinent to mention here that, Mr. Akbar Nasir Khan was founding Chief Operating Officer of Pakistan’s First ever, Punjab Safe Cities Authority at Lahore. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from University of Portsmouth, USA, MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, LLM from University of London, Civil Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore and Bachelors in Arts from Islamia University, Bahawalpur.
He has worked for national policy development and implementation in various fields. In his international career, Mr. Nasir Khan was seconded to United Nations Peacekeeping missions in Kosovo and then in Sudan. He has been working with UNDP, UNODC, UNWOMEN and other agencies before working at PSCA Government of the Punjab. He has commanded 05 districts as head of Police Department in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. He had been Chief of Staff at NACTA in 2014-2015 and played a key role in the development of the First ever National Internal Security Policy of Pakistan. He also chalked out the National Counter Extremism Policy which was near approval. He was a writer of two books.