KP Police Withdraw Order Naming Cops ‘Sheru’
The order to name Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) police personnel ‘Sheru’ has been revoked following backlash on social media. The IG police said that the personnel should be called by their own respective names.
The IG Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has revoked the order to call the policemen by the name of ‘Sheru’ and ordered that all the officers be called by their real names.
The order of addressing police constable as "Sheroo" is cancelled.
KP IGP says officers should call a cop by his name, with giving him due respect and offering chair
— Javed Aziz Khan (@JavedAzizKhan) June 1, 2020
The provincial government had decided earlier that the personnel of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police will be referred to as ‘Sheru’ from now on. DIG Headquarters, KP made an announcement affirming that there will be no informal names used for the police such as ‘mama ji’, ‘khan ji’, and ‘pehlwana’.
چلے جی اب خیبر پختونخوا کے پولیس جوانوں کو سرکاری طور پر "شیرو" کا نام دیدیا گیا pic.twitter.com/cONRoq35ro
— Jamshed Baghwan (@JBaghwan) June 1, 2020
Many on social media also pointed out the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s dog is also named Sheru. Sheru, an Alsatian breed was a puppy gifted to Imran Khan in 2011 by Parvez Musharraf, before his self-imposed exile. He was born at Musharraf’s farmhouse. Imran Khan’s ex-wife, Reham Khan mentioned Sheru in her book.