KARACHI: Following quite a while of debate over the appointment of the Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP), the Federal and the Sindh government have consented to move the occupant IGP, Dr Kaleem Imam, and designate another police chief to supplant him.
The choice was made during a gathering between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at the Governor House in Karachi on Jan 27, Monday. During the gathering, which was likewise attended by the Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, it was additionally consented to select the new police chief from the board of five names sent by the Sindh government to the Establishment Division a week ago.
“The confrontation between the political government and police chief in any province will not yield good results, therefore we should consider whatever the Sindh government has recommended,” official sources quoted the prime minister as saying, adding that the issue of the appointment of the new police chief would be resolved soon.
The rundown of senior police authorities being considered for the pined for post incorporates Kamran Fazal, Mushtaq Mahar, Inam Ghani, Ghulam Qadir Thebo and Sanaullah Abbasi.
“The chief minister had already taken the PM into confidence, but the local Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leadership created problems by dragging the issue into the media and the courts,” sources disclosed to The ACE News.
PM Khan additionally summoned Imam to the Governor House to tune in to his complaints during the visit to the city, however, the police chief was later purportedly approached to be set up for his exchange as it was the prerogative of the Sindh government.
During the meeting between Shah and Khan, various concerns confronting the Sindh government were examined. The chief guaranteed Shah that these issues would all be settled on a need premise. Examining improvement plans with the PM during their gathering, the chief minister said that some significant advancement ventures for Sindh were languishing with the Planning and Development Ministry. He included that the ongoing federal government developments in Karachi were additionally moving lazily.
At this, the head administrator guaranteed him that he would coordinate Federal Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar to facilitate preparing of the Sindh government’s plans. To the extent the central government’s arrangements in the commonplace capital were concerned, Khan said that they would be finished as quickly as time permits.
Another issue raised during the gathering was the swarm of insects that have unleashed devastation for standing harvests in the nation, and especially in Sindh.
“It is high time to destroy them in the desert areas, where they have settled for breeding,” said Shah, adding that they would begin breeding when the area received rain. He proposed the hiring of aircraft from China and the United Arab Emirates so that timely action could be taken.
The PM reacted that he would guide the Plant Protection Department to take the important measures and start elevated spraying in the desert zones.
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17 November, 2019