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Deadlock persists between federal, Sindh govt over new IG’s appointment

Deadlock persists between federal, Sindh govt over new IG’s appointment
January 21, 2020
ISLAMABAD/KARACHI (92 News) – The deadlock persists between the federal government and the Sindh government ove the appointment of new inspector general of police (IGP). According to the details garnered, the federal government rejected IG’s names summary of the Sindh government. The sources informed that the federal government suggested three new names for the post of IGP Sindh. The names including have been sent to the provincial government. The names of Frontier Constabulary (FC) Chief Commandant Moazzam Jah Ansari, former IG Punjab Muhammad Tahir and Additional IG Punjab Establishment Capt (retd) Ahmad Latif are included in the summary sent by the federal government. Earlier, in appointment of new IGP Sindh, the PPP’s provincial government has penned a letter to the Establishment Division and proposed the names of three officers to pick one of them for the post. The names of Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Mushtaq Mahar, and Kamran Afzal have been recommended for the post in the letter. The names have been proposed by the Sindh government after consultation with the federal government. The letter was sent to the Establishment Division through Chief Secretary Sindh. A day earlier, the Sindh High Court (SHC) stopped the Sindh government to transfer Inspector General (IG) of Police Kaleem Imam. According to the court orders, the provincial government cannot change or remove the IG without reply and consultations of the federal government. Kaleem Imam will serve as IG of Sindh till the reply form establishment division. The Sindh government should take action according to the law. The additional advocate general adopted a stance that they did not change the IG till now. The court issued a stay order against provincial cabinet’s decision of transferring Kaleem Imam and forwarded notices to both the federal and the Sindh governments. The SHC directed both parties to submit their replies till next hearing. The SHC remarked that the provincial government apparently did not consult the federation before removing the IG.