SHC stops Sindh govt to transfer IG Kaleem Imam
KARACHI (92 News) – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday 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. In response to the letter of the Sindh government, the federal government said that IGP Kaleem Imam will continue to work till final decision. The letter written to the Sindh chief secretary by the Establishment Division said that the Sindh government’s application is under consideration. It also stated that the additional IG cannot be given the charge till final decision. On the other hand, Minster for Information Saeed Ghani said that IGP Kaleem Imam had become controversial. “Those defaming the government should quit,” he said. The minister said that any officer other than Kaleem Imam would have resigned. “A police officer should not be in favour or against of anyone. Some police officers are conspiring against the Sindh government,” he said.