CJP takes suo motu notice of ‘political interference in Sindh police’

Karachi—Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Thursday took suo motu notice of a news report regarding alleged political interference in the Sindh Police by the provincial authorities.
Jamali summoned the Sindh chief secretary, home secretary and provincial police chief before the apex court on July 4 to explain their position with regards to the report.
The CJP also asked the officials to provide clarity regarding the recent transfer of Senior Superintendent Police-South Dr Farooq Ahmed following the kidnapping of Sindh High Court chief justice’s son, Barrister Awais Shah.
The CJP met the officials separately a week ago after Shah’s kidnapping in Karachi and directed them to take effective and concerted measures to ensure the lawyer’s recovery.
Awais Shah was kidnapped from Clifton earlier this month, with police fearing the abduction could be used as a bargaining chip for militants’ release.
The kidnapping was followed just days later by the high-profile assassination of qawwal Amjad Sabri in a targeted attack claimed by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan. Both incidents have raised question marks on the gains made during the Rangers-led Karachi operation.—INP

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