IGP absence from Public Safety Commission ires members


The Provincial Public Safety and Police Complaints Commission in its third meeting passed a resolution unanimously to express their displeasure on the absence of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Kaleem Imam from the second consecutive meeting.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah chaired the meeting held at CM House on Friday. The meeting was attended by its members, MPAs Sharjeel Inam Memon, Imdad Ali Pitafi, Mohammad ali Aziz, Shahnaz Begum, Shamim Mumtaz, Karamat Ali, Advocate Jhamat Mal, Qurban Ali Malano. Advisor Law Murtaza Wahab as a special invitee.
The agenda of the meeting include report on action taken against the manufacturers/smugglers of Gutka, Mainpuri & Narcotics (with details regarding sealing of manufacturing units, cases registered, arrest made, case properties held, cases challaned in courts. The IG was supposed to submit a comprehensive report. Review of detailed reports submitted by IG regarding: Shaheed Benazirabad University issue of students, Mehrabpur incident of beating of a child and Pir-jo-Goth incident of suicide of a boy. Provincial Annual Policing Plan with KPIs by IG Police, Office Space for commission, progress on establishment of District Public Safety and Police Complaints Commission, District selection Panel and Rules of Procedure of the Commission- input from the members.
The IG Police who was supposed to present action taken against drug mafia was not present in the meeting. On the query, it was revealed that the IG Police had flown to Islamabad to attend a meeting. The chief minister said that the IGP had informed him that an emergent meeting had been convened by the prime minister so he had been called there. One of the commission members disclosed that it was not an emergent meeting but was scheduled much before the December. The commission members observed that it was second consecutive meeting which the IG police have avoided . They felt that the IG Police was not ready to attend a meeting of a statute body meeting in Sindh.
Mr Karamat Ali, a senior member of the Commission, in consultation with other members presented a resolution under which displeasure was shown against the absence of the IG Police from the second meeting.—INP

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