Majeed Dasti appointed as acting IG Sindh

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KARACHI: Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti has been appointed as the new Inspector General of Sindh after Sindh government surrendered services of Allah Dino Khawaja on Friday.

Alongside, Dasti will continue to hold additional charge as Additional Inspector-General (AIG) police, research and development, inspections and enquiries till another appointment is made.

Earlier, the officer has served as the capital city police officer in Balochistan, DIG Police Headquarters, Karachi, and was the chief of all the districts in the port city. He first served as the ASP of Lyari.

The provincial government had surrendered the services of Allah Dino Khawaja on Friday and had recommended three officers to the Establishment Division for consideration as his replacement. AD Khawaja was directed to report to the Establishment Division of government in Islamabad.

The recommendations included names of Ghullam Qadir Thebo, currently serving as Chairman, Enquiries and Anti-Corruption Establishment, Sindh and Khadim Hussain Bhatti, currently serving as Additional Inspector General, Traffic, Sindh, along with Dasti.

Previously, Dasti’s name had come as to be the likely appointment when AD Khawaja was sent on a 15-day leave by the Sindh government on December 19, last year.

The responsibilities of the IG Sindh Police were handed over to Additional IG Mushtaq Mehar, according to a notification.

The notification said that Khawaja is away on a 15-day leave due to ‘personal reasons’.