SHC extends stay order on AD Khawaja case till May 23

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Staff Reporter

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday stayed its order for AD Khawaja to continue performing his duties as Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh.
The SHC heard the petition to remove AD Khawaja as the IGP Sindh and the petition against the Police Act.
The Attorney General Sindh Zameer Ghumro said that authority to appoint the IGP Sindh rests completely with the Sindh government. Ghumro said that the petition was not worthy of being heard.
“No individual can challenge the Police Act as per the constitution, which gives provinces the right to make amendments to the act,” the AG Sindh argued.
He added that if the centre is not satisfied with a law passed by the province, then the Supreme Court and not the High Court should hear the case. “Such matters should be sent to the Council of Common Interest,” he said.
The court questioned the AG Sindh about the course of action to be taken if a certain person is affected by a law passed by the province. The hearing was adjourned until May 23.