KARACHI: Following a rift with the provincial government, Sindh Inspector General Police Dr Syed Kaleem Imam on Tuesday said a big conspiracy was being hatched against him.
“I am not going anywhere so easily. An impression is being given as if my transfer has been decided and this ceremony is being turned into my farewell ceremony,” Kaleem Imam said while addressing a ceremony in Karachi.
He said his transfer was not made as yet and even if it was done, he would remain as much powerful even then.
The Sindh’s police chief said police officials had to work under the rules and regulations. “You face hurdles, but you do not have to be worried,” he said.
He said all the work they did was a result of a teamwork. Sindh Police got names of 2200 shuhada (martyrs) on memorial, who laid their lives for the peace of the province, he said adding that all the police officials present in the ceremony were victors.
Responding to the comments made by Kaleem Imam, Advisor to Chief Minister on Law and Environment Barrister Murtaza Wahab said it was not a job of the IG to make speeches. “We are not impressed by the performance of Kaleem Imam,” he said adding that it was a prerogative of the federal government to post him anywhere.
The spokesperson to the Sindh government said Prime Minister Imran Khan had assured that the IG Sindh would be replaced in 24 hours.
After receiving criticism from the Sindh government, the inspector general said his statement was twisted in the media. He said speeches made by police officers before him gave an impression as if it was his farewell ceremony, therefore he jestingly said that a conspiracy was being hatched against him.