Benazir to get police protection during post-retirement leave

Inspector general of Police Benazir AhmedFile photo

The government has announced post-retirement leave security plans for outgoing inspector general of police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed, reports news agency UNB.

Benazir, who joined the police force as an assistant superintendent in 1988, formally goes into retirement Friday.

His security team will include two armed and uniformed bodyguards who will work on a full-time basis.

Also, plainclothes personnel will escort Benazir in a separate vehicle, the home ministry said. “To ensure round-the-clock security for the outgoing IGP, there will be three guards at his residence.”

Benazir became the chief of police in April 2020 after serving as the director general of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) for two and a half years.