KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday reportedly sent IG AD Khawaja on 'forced leave'.
Khawaja is said to have handed over a two-week application to the Sindh chief secretary. Additional IG Mushtaq Maher has been named the new IG following the development.
The federal government had removed IG Ghulam Haider Jamali on November 12 and appointed Khawaja in his place following a Supreme Court directive.
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According to reports, the Sindh government had submitted names of three candidates for the top post.
A day earlier, the top court had directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to efficiently and expeditiously probe corruption charges against Sindh police officers, including Jamali.
A larger bench, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, asked the country’s top anti-graft watchdog to complete inquiries in accordance with the law and present a report within a month.
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The apex court had also directed the provincial chief secretary to find out what action the government will take against officers found guilty of corruption, which included the provincial police chief, saying the apex court would pass such orders otherwise.
Khawaja, a member of the inquiry committee, had submitted reports before the top court regarding irregularities in the appointment of police officers.
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