Sindh cabinet has approved the removal of Inspector General of Sindh Kaleem Imam.
SInch Cabinet will write a letter to the federal government regarding the appointment of new IGP after removal of Kaleem Imam.
The emergency meeting presided over by Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah.
The cabinet unanimously decided to appoint a new IG as three names – Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Mustaq Meher and Kamran Fazal – proposed for the post.
Thebo, an officer of good reputation and have worked in various positions in the province.
The Chief Minister expressed that he would like to keep the police separate from the politics.
He asserted that the police chief should refrain from giving political statements.
“Any SSP or police officer who is fond of politics should do politics,” he added.
The reasons for Imam‘s removal includes:
- His alleged non-cooperation with the Sindh government
- failure to implement directives issued from the CM House
- frequent absence in key meetings of the government.
In Sept 2018, Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam was appointed as the inspector general of Sindh police.
Earlier, The Sindh cabinet gave recommendation to the centre for the removal of IGP Sindh Kaleem Imam over unsatisfactory performance.
Sindh government minister Saeed Ghani claimed that during the tenure of Kaleem Imam, several unlawful acts took place.
However, the provincial minister said that three names have recommended to the federal cabinet as the replacement.
“The provincial government will write to the cabinet to remove Imam from the office and take action against him,” said Ghani.
He said that in the past, kidnappings, fake encounters and wrong arrests took place.
“At several occasions, IG Sindh Kaleem gave irresponsible statements,” said Ghani.
In Karachi particularly, law and order situation has deteriorated under the tenure of Kaleem, alleged Ghani.