Inspector-General Punjab Police, Faisal Shahkar, has been been appointed as the Police Adviser for the United Nations Department of Peace Operations (DPO), a UN Spokesperson announced on Monday.
“The UN Police Division welcomes the selection of seventh UN Police Adviser, IGP Faisal Shahkar of Pakistan, who will assume his duties soon.” the United Nations Police Twitter handle stated. “Mr. Shahkar’s 30+ years of national and UN policing experience will help ensure UN Police continues to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow,” it added.
The #UN Police Division welcomes the selection of 7th UN Police Adviser, IGP Faisal Shahkar of Pakistan, who will assume his duties soon. Mr. Shahkar’s 30+ years of national & UN policing experience will help ensure @UNPOL continues to meet the challenges of today & tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Bj0vDXpXe8— United Nations Police (@UNPOL) October 31, 2022
Faisal Shahkar currently serves as Inspector-General of Police in Punjab and has held several senior positions with the local police, including Additional Inspector of Punjab Police (2015-2018), as well as Regional Police Chief (2014-2015).
He already has over nine years of experience with the United Nations at Headquarters and the field, where he served as Team Leader within the UN Standing Police Capacity (2020-2021).
He further served with the Department of Peace Operations’ Police Division, backstopping field operations (2011-2013 and 2005-2008), the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) (2004-2005) and the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) (2000-2002).