KARACHI: Following the Supreme Court’s order, the federal government announced on Saturday to remove Inspector General (IG) Ghulam Haider Jamali and appoint Allah Dino (AD) Khawaja as the new IG Sindh.
According to reports, the Sindh government had submitted names of three candidates for the post as the top police chief, of which AD Khawaja was selected to replace Jamali.
“The provincial government welcomed the newly appointed IG Sindh,” the government spokesperson said.
Following the announcement, IG Khawaja arrived at the Chief Minister house in Karachi to hold a meeting with Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah.
On Friday, the top court had directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to efficiently and expeditiously pursue an inquiry into corruption of Sindh police officers, including Ghulam Haider Jamali.
The larger bench, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, asked the country’s top anti-graft watchdog to complete inquiries or investigation fairly, justly and strictly in accordance with the law, and submit a report within a month.
Earlier this week, SC directed the provincial chief secretary to find out what action the government will take against officers found guilty of corruption, which includes the provincial police chief, otherwise the apex court will pass such orders.
Khawaja, a member of the inquiry committee, submitted reports before the top court regarding irregularities in the appointment of police officers.
In December last year, the top court issued a show-cause notice to Jamali to explain why he failed to respond to departmental communication regarding alleged illegal appointments in the Sindh Reserve Police (SRP) in Sukkur.
A three-member bench, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, directed the IG of police to furnish an explanation.
The bench was hearing a human rights application seeking action against the IG and other officers over 993 appointments in SRP Sukkur, allegedly in violation of service laws.
The record showed that illegal appointments made in the police were reported in a news report and SC took notice of it, and issued a notice to IG Jamali calling upon him to submit a report on August 19, 2015.