Sindh’s law min­is­ter seeks re­moval of po­lice chief

Lun­jar says pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment will write to Is­lam­abad to re­call Khawaja

Gulf News - - India -

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.

Court or­der

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.

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