ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly of Pakistan is set to continue discussions of its 51st session on Wednesday and the issue of appointing a new Inspector-General of Police (IGP) for Sindh is likely to be discussed during the session.
The candidates who will be considered for the Sindh IGP post include Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti, Captain (r) Arif Nawaz Khan, and Mehr Khaliq Dad Lak.
It is noteworthy that Khan and Lak were recently posted as Punjab IGP and Intelligence Bureau (IB) additional director-general, respectively.
On January 2, this year, the Government of Sindh wrote a letter to the establishment division to ask incumbent IGP A.D. Khawaja be replaced.
The letter gave a reference to the provincial cabinet’s decision to replace Khawaja and requested the centre to appoint one of the three officials suggested by the Sindh government.
The provincial government’s earlier attempts to replace Sindh’s top cop were dismissed by both the federal government and the Sindh High Court (SHC).
Last year, in September, the SHC had dismissed the provincial government’s order removing Khawaja as the Sindh police chief and ordered that he complete his due term.
On April 3, the two-judge bench, headed by Justice Muneeb Akhtar had dismissed the provincial government’s decision to remove the Sindh police chief after a group of activists approached the SHC challenging his controversial removal.
In its judgment, the court had also declared all postings and transfers carried out in the province after July 7 as illegal.