LAHORE: Punjab inspector general of police Muhammad Usman Khattak has approved amendments in the service rules related to recruitment and retirement, official sources said. Under the new policy, the police department will recruit constables as young as 22. Earlier, the maximum age for constable rank had been fixed at 25. According to the new rules, the minimum age for recruitment in the police department as Constable will be 18 years while the maximum age will be 22. Similarly, the constable shall stand retired after reaching the age of 50 years. The retirement age for head constable, assistant sub inspector, and sub inspector will be 52, 54, and 56 years respectively. The amended rules will be applicable on new recruitments once the notification is issued in this regard. A spokesman said the amendments in police rules were approved by the IGP during a meeting held at the central police office on Tuesday. Several senior officers including Additional-IGP Arif Nawaz Khan, Amjad Javed Saleemi, Mohsin Hassan Butt, and Shoaib Dastgir were also present on this occasion. The meeting also reviewed in detail the police welfare rules and discussed some amendments. It was also decided in the meeting that the applicants on family claims would have to fulfill all requirements for recruitment in the police department like ordinary candidates.