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‘We have every right to appoint, remove or transfer anyone,’ says Sindh CM over IG Sindh’s issue

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the provincial government has every right to make relevant postings and transfers.

“It’s our prerogative to remove or reinstate anyone. We will do as we want and make appointments accordingly,” he said while talking to media men here on Tuesday.

When asked about sending IG Sindh AD Khawaja on ‘forced leave’ and considering his removal, Shah said: “We haven’t sent IG Sindh on forced leave, and it can also be independently verified. Khawaja has gone on a 15-day leave and will assume his responsibilities after that.”

Sindh CM’s remarks came after the provincial government was widely criticized for trying to politically influence the Sindh Police.

Earlier, Sindh government put on hold the top police chief’s dismissal after the media reports surfaced to this effect on November 25.

The sources are quoting multiple causes of Sindh government’s displeasure with the Khawaja including police recruitment and his refusal to obey orders regarding transporting sugarcane to the sugar mills of the influential people.

However, the federal government had refused to remove the IG from his position.

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IG Sindh sent on ‘forced’ leave

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KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday sent the Inspector General of Sindh Police, AD Khawaja on what the media calls a ‘forced’ leave.

“I have been asked to take a 15-day leave,” confirmed Khawaja while talking to media here after meeting with CM Sindh.

Additional IG Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar will look after the department in Khawaja’ absence.

Earlier, Sindh government put on hold the top police chief’s dismissal after the media reports surfaced to this effect on November 25.

The sources are quoting multiple causes of Sindh government’s displeasure with the Khawaja including police recruitment and his refusal to obey orders regarding transporting sugarcane to the sugar mills of the influential people.

However, the federal government had refused to remove the IG from his position.

Khawaja was appointed as IG Sindh Police in March this year after the federal government removed former Sindh IGP Ghulam Hyder Jamali from his post.




 

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NA-4 by-poll: ECP has finalized arrangements!

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ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all the arrangements for holding by-election on the vacant seat of National Assembly, NA-4 (Peshawar IV) on Thursday 26th of October in a transparent, free, fair, and peaceful manner.

An ECP’s official stated that 15 candidates (six from different national political parties & nine independents) were taking part in the election.

The seat fell vacant due to the death of MP Gulzar Khan of PTI, August this year.

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Sharjeel Memon arrested by NAB from the SHC gate

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KARACHI: Former information minister has been arrested by NAB officials when he emerged from Sindh High Court building here after 5PM.

Sharjeel Memon appeared before the two-judge bench today that rejected his application for the extension of  interim bail.

Memon remained inside the court till 5PM trying to escape arrest. But had to exit at 5PM. As soon as he emerged from the court he was arrested by NAB officials who were assisted by paramilitary Rangers. 

PPPP lawyers raised slogans in Memon’s support and a bit of scuffle was seen at the time of his arrest. 

Sharjeel Memon is accused of inflicting losses (to the extent of Rs. 5.7 billion) to the national exchequer by resorting to corrupt practices in granting (SID) advertisements – related to awareness – to the electronic media between July 2013 till 2015.

Readers may recall that Sharjeel Memon is also facing charges in-connection with illegal allotment of land.

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CJ of LHC inaugurates special court to deal with harassment of women cases

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LAHORE: Chief Justice of LHC has inaugurated a special court here today that will solely deal with harassment of women cases.

One fourth of all the (four hundred) cases of torture and harassment that are being heard presently at different courts have been transferred to the special court.  

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