Sindh Cabinet insists on appointing new IG

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Staff Reporter

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah chaired the provincial cabinet meeting on Tuesday which had insisted on appointment of the new provincial Inspector General (IG) of Police. The cabinet maintained that the federal government should appoint the individual as the new IG which both parties had agreed upon, or from the five names that the Sindh government had forwarded to it. It also expressed reservations over discriminatory behaviour with Sindh. Murad Ali Shah remarked that Prime Minister Imran Khan will decide when to remove Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam, the current IG, and appoint new police chief. The CM said that the provincial government is also ready to brief the federal cabinet over the matter. It is pertinent here to mention that sources have claimed that differences emerged between the Sindh government and IG Kaleem Imam following the arrest of Saeed Jamali, the brother of a political figure from Dadu. Saeed Jamali was involved in torturing officials of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO). The arrests of the son of a political figure – who thrashed police personnel – and another prominent political leader in Badin, the recovery of former Sindh minister Zulfiqar Mirza’s 1200 acres land and the matter of funds for the renovation of police stations were the other reasons behind the differences between the provincial government and the IGP.