Former President Mohamed Nasheed’s lawyer Safa Shareef has been appointed to the police board.
The parliament had initially opened applications for the two positions allocated for public representatives in the Police Board. Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Foreign Relations endorsed former Parliamentarian Hamid Abdul Ghafoor’s name to be appointed to the Police Board.
Parliament recently started reviewing applicants for the second public representative for the newly formed Police Board. During today’s meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Foreign Relations, all members agreed to endorse Safa Shareef from the seven candidates sent for evaluation.
The Police Board was formed under the new Police Service Act, ratified by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in December 2020. The Act mandates the formation of a 7-member Police Board to counsel the home minister and other relevant authorities in ensuring Maldives Police Service carries out its legal responsibilities as specified under the Police Service Act.