SCH declines IG Sindh’s desire to relinquish charge

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, A.D. Khawaja on Wednesday offered to leave his post, telling the Sindh High Court (SHC) that doing his job had become increasingly difficult under the current circumstances.
In the last hearing of the case, the Government of Sindh’s Advocate General, Barrister Zamir Ghumro, had lost his calm when the court decided to defer the case for some more days on the petitioners’ request.
Ghumro had complained that this was first time in judicial history that a “senior police officer” (Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti) had been forced to work under a “junior officer” (A.D. Khawaja) because of the SHC’s insistence on seeing the case through.
Last month, the provincial government had ‘surrendered’ Khawaja’s services to the federal government, saying it was instead appointing Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti, another Grade-21 police officer already working in the province, in his place.
However, a divisional bench of the high court, headed by Justice Muneeb Akhtar, had suspended the provincial government’s notification and ordered Khawaja to resume his duties as the provincial police chief till further notice.—INP

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