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SC: A.D. Khawaja to continue functioning as IGP, Sindh

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar has stated that IGP Sindh A. D.  Khawaja would keep his post until the trial apropos his removal concludes.

According to details a three-judge SC bench has granted leave of petition of PPPP Govt in Sindh challenging the SHC order dated 7th of September to allow A. D. Khawaja continue as Province’s IGP.

The former PPPP law minister and a senior lawyer Farooq Naek, while pointing out that Constitution guaranteed provincial autonomy, has maintained in the petition  that federal government’s interference in respect of appointment and removal of the IGP violated the basic structure of the Constitution.

It is pertinent to recall here that since A.D. Khawaja was appointed the police chief of Sindh  by federal government a couple of years ago  (in 2016) the PPPP government has been trying to get rid of him. It has been the NGOs like PILER etc that managed to thwart its plans.

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Crime

Karachi: IGP takes notice of schoolboy death

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KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam on Wednesday taking notice of the death of a schoolboy after falling off from the roof of a school in Samanabad area, has sought a detailed report from the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Central.
The IGP has asked the SSP to submit the report about the incident and measures taken in this regard, said a statement issued here.

 

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Sharea Faisal to be made model traffic corridor: Mayor

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KARACHI: Mayor of Karachi Wasim Akhtar Wednesday said that measures had been taken for the improvement in traffic system of the city and Sharea Faisal would be made a model traffic corridor in coordination with the traffic police.
“We want to save our citizens particularly the youth from dangerous accidents on roads, he said this while presiding over a meeting at his office, said a statement.
The meeting was attended by Additional I.G Karachi Dr. Ameer Ahmed Shaikh, DIG Traffic Ahmed Ishaq, Metropolitan Commissioner Dr. Saif ur Rehman, DSP Security Karachi Traffic Saeed Arain, D.G
Technical Services and others.
The meeting was informed that a separate lane was being allocated for motorcyclists alongside Sharea Faisal for which practical steps would be taken after conducting a survey in a week’s time.
The traffic police were also initiating its campaign against violation of helmet rules by the motorcyclist in the city. He said that driving license checking would also be carried out after a month and action would be taken against violators.
The survey of the Sharea Faisal would be carried out by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Traffic Police Department and Traffic Engineering Bureau.

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Education

Governor appoints new chancellors to Jinnah and Hamdard

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KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Wednesday appointed new chancellors to Hamdard University and Jinnah University for Women.
He appointed Sadia Rashid the Chancellor of the Hamdard University while Akram Khatoon the Chancellor of the Jinnah University for Women said a statement issued here.

 

 

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