Sindh govt cautioned removing AD Khawaja may invite contempt of court charges

Published: March 23, 2018
IG Sindh AD Khawaja. PHOTO: ONLINE

IG Sindh AD Khawaja. PHOTO: ONLINE

ISLAMABAD: A lawyer representing civil society has approached chief secretary Sindh, saying any attempts to remove Inspector-General Sindh AD Khawaja may invite contempt of court charges.

The development comes a day after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by Farooq Naek on behalf of Sindh government, which challenged the Sindh High Court’s decision of allowing AD Khawaja to continue serving as IG police.

In the letter, a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune,  Advocate Faisal Siddiqi of the MCAS&W addressed the chief secretary Rizwan Memon.

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The lawyer maintained that any violation of the top court’s order which upheld the SHC judgment may lead to contempt proceedings.

A three-member SC bench, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, had allowed AD Khawaja to continue ordering transfers and postings of police officials. It observed that even the federal government couldn’t remove Sindh IG till the final decision of the court.

The chief justice appreciated the SHC’s order, wherein it permitted Khawaja to continue at his post.

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