KARACHI: The Sindh government has formally sent three names to the federation for appointment on the post of inspector general of police.
The Sindh secretary services has sent the names to the secretary establishment. Sindh government spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab said the federal government did not send any new names for the post. He said the centre had not rejected the names recommended by the Sindh government either.
The names suggested by the provincial government include Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Kamran Fazal and Mushtaq Mahar.
“The federal government has been requested to appoint an IG from the names sent to it by the province as has been done in the case of other provinces,” he said.
“The letter is as per the procedure in vogue, the same manner in which the governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had earlier written for change of their IGPs,” Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said in a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Here’s a letter written by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to the federation in December 2019 suggesting names for police officers to be appointed on the post of provincial police officer.
On Jan 15, the Sindh government had presented a charge-sheet against Inspector General Sindh Police Syed Kaleem Imam.
Addressing a media briefing on the reports of the provincial government’s seeking replacement of the inspector general, Sindh Minister for Information and Labour Saeed Ghani had said multiple attempts were made to improve the condition of police but to no avail. He had said the government was embarrassed over killing of innocent people from police’s firing.
After giving green light for removing the incumbent IG, the Sindh cabinet had cogitated over four names, and three of them would be sent for selection of an officer on this post, he had said. He had said according to law, the provincial and federal government could replace an IG through mutual consultation.