KP IGP Salahuddin Mehsud. - A file photo

PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin Mehsud has asked the provincial government to raise shortage of senior police officials in the province with the federal government.

The IG has written a letter to the KP government the IG said that there was only one grade 21 official out of sanctioned five while 15 out of 19 sanctioned grade 20 officials are performing duties in the province.

He said that four more grade 20 officials should be appointed in the province.
The IG added that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa needs 20 grade 19 officials as only 15 out of 35 sanctioned officials were working in the province.

Besides, the province is short of 14 grade 18 officials as 40 out of 54 sanctioned officials have been deputed in the province.

He said that the shortage was affecting performance of the police force in the militancy-affected province.