Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan stated that federal cabinet has approved Mushtaq Mehr’s appointment as Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said in a tweet “the decision has been made after consultations with the province’s governor and the Sindh government’s demand.”
She added “we hope that the new IG keeps aside any political associations to work on ensuring that peace prevails and crime is eradicated in Sindh.”
وفاقی کابینہ نے مشتاق مہر کو آئی جی سندھ تعینات کرنے کی منظوری دے دی۔ نئے آئی جی کی تعیناتی سندھ حکومت کے مطالبے اور گورنر کی مشاورت سے کی گئی ہے۔ امید کرتے ہیں نئے آئی جی سیاسی وابستگیوں سے بالاتر ہو کر سندھ میں امن وامان کے قیام اور جرائم کی بیخ کنی کو یقینی بنائیں گے۔
— Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) February 28, 2020
Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan to remove Inspector General (IG) of Police Kaleem Imam.
CM Sindh asked PM Imran Khan to pick one of the five names recommended by the provincial government to replace IG Sindh.
This is the third letter the province’s chief executive has written to the premier on the issue of appointment of a new IG.
The chief minister said the federal cabinet’s Jan 28 decision to put the issue on hold is a violation of a 1993 agreement.
He insisted that one of the five names floated for the post be chosen to replace the incumbent IG.
CM Murad said Kaleem Imam’s attitude breeds hatred in the province as he has been degrading the provincial government with his non-serious and rude attitude.
Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani had also accused the federal government of dragging its feet on appointment of a new police chief in the province.
Saeed Ghani said the provincial government is in no mood to suggest another name for the slot of IG Sindh.
Saeed Ghani lamented that the federal government didn’t want to replace the IG Sindh despite the fact that a consensus reached on two names.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan met with IG Sindh Police Kaleem Imam.
During the meeting, security as well as other important matters of the province discussed in the meeting.