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Wednesday Jun 09 2021
By
Web Desk

Sanaullah Abbasi made new DG FIA, Wajid Zia transferred

By
Web Desk
Wajid Zia and Sanaullah Abbasi. Photo: Files

  • Wajid Zia has been appointed as DG National Police Bureau.
  • Moazzam Jah Ansari will take over from Sanaullah Abbasi as IG KP.
  • Moazzam Jah Ansari was previously serving as FC commandant.


The federal government on Wednesday transferred Wajid Zia to the National Police Bureau and replaced him with Sanaullah Abbasi as the director general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). 

According to a notification issued by the federal government, Wajid Zia has been posted as the director general of the National Police Bureau "with immediate effect".

Notifications of the transfers of the officers. Photo: Geo News

Zia had taken charge as the DG FIA in November 2019 after PM Imran Khan's government unceremoniously removed Bashir Memon. He had shot to fame after he headed the Panamagate joint investigation team. 

On the other hand, Moazzam Jah Ansari will take over from Abbasi as the inspector general of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police. Ansari was previously serving as the commandant of the Frontier Constabulary.

Abbasi was appointed as the KP police chief in January 2020 and had replaced Dr Naeem Khan.