KARACHI: “I am the Sindh IG, not a clerk,” said Sindh IG Allah Dino Khawaja at the inauguration of a police facilitation centre at the Ferozabad police station on Friday.
“The thana culture cannot be changed overnight but we are glad that we are taking some steps,” said Khawaja.
Traffic is the biggest problem plaguing the metropolis but the traffic DIG has been appointed without my consultation, said Khawaja.
The main issue is of authority, said Khawaja, adding that for the first time, appointments in the Sindh police had been made on the basis of merit.
“The Sindh government is unhappy and only the government can give an answer for it,” he said replying to a query about the differences between him and the Sindh government.
The IG said there is a need of cooperation and understanding between the public and police. “There will definitely be a change in the thana culture if the police attitudes are positive,” he said, adding that citizens would be able to approach the police to resolve their issues through such police facilitation centres.
Police facilitation centres are being established in collaboration with the Sindh government.
“By establishing these reporting centres, the thana culture will change,” he said.
The Sindh government has attempted to remove IG Khawaja multiple times but the court has stayed his removal.
“My matter is in court. It should be better if the court gives its decision. If the Sindh government is unhappy with me, they must have an answer as to why they are unhappy with me,” he said.
The Sindh police in collaboration with the Sindh government are establishing police facilitation centres or police reporting centres to ease the problems of the citizens while approaching the police at stations and to eliminate the bribery system within the police.