No confrontation with Centre over IGP issue: Ghani

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Staff Reporter
Ruling out the impression of confrontation between Sindh and the federal governments,
Sindh’s Information Minister Saeed Ghani on Thursday said Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah
informed PM Khan about changing of IGP Sindh.Prime Minister Khan knew about the decision of
changing Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Kaleem Imam, Saeed Ghani said while talking in a
private TV channel programme. He said the impression of not taking federal government on board
before changing IGP is not right, CM Shah had informed PM Khan. The prime minister showed his
consent on the matter, he continued.Ghani said IGPs were changed in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and
Balochistan, but no one complained, but why everyone has objection if Sindh decides to change IGP?, he
questioned. A day earlier, the provincial government decided to appoint a new IGP to replace Dr Kaleem
Imam. It demanded action against him for exceeding his authority and making irresponsible
statements.Among the reasons that compelled the government to surrender the services of IGP Kaleem
Imam were his alleged non-cooperation with it, failure to implement directives issued from the Chief
Minister’s House, and frequent absence from key meetings of the government.In Sept 2018, Dr Syed
Kaleem Imam was appointed as the inspector general of Sindh police (PSP, BS-21).