Sindh’s law minister seeks removal of police chief
Lunjar says provincial government will write to Islamabad to recall Khawaja
The provincial law minister of Sindh yesterday said the government would write a letter to the federal government seeking removal of the police chief in pursuance of the cabinet decision made a couple of days ago.
Zia Lunjar, the Sindh law minister, said the government was drawing the draft of the letter to be written to Islamabad within two days to recall Allah Dino Khawaja, the inspector-general (IG) of Sindh police to the federal government.
He said a decision regarding the new police chief would be taken within a week.
The law minister said currently two officers were being considered. Nevertheless, it was likely that the government might prefer Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti as the new police chief.
The Sindh government had a tiff with the federal government over the transfer of Khawaja, who became an undesirable officer for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government for defying diktats from the party leadership.
In April this year, the government had ordered the transfer of Khawaja, but the matter was taken to the Sindh High Court by some members of the civil society. The court struck down the government order and ordered Khawaja to continue as police chief.