In a late night development, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani appointed Wajid Ali Durrani as Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, transferring him from his current post as IGP Islamabad. The acting charge of Islamabad’s top cop was given to Deputy IGP (Operations) Islamabad Bani Amin.
Durrani’s appointment as IG Sindh was expected after former IGP Sindh Fayaz Leghari, was removed on the orders of the Supreme Court following the extrajudicial killing of a young man, Sarfaraz Shah, by Rangers personnel in Karachi.
Wajid Durrani has earlier served as Additional IGP Sindh before replacing Kaleem Iman as IGP Islamabad this January.
Last week, the Supreme Court ordered removal of both IGP Sindh and Director General Rangers Sindh from their respective positions during the hearing of a suo moto case on Shah’s killing.
The government, acting upon the Supreme Court directives, removed both the officers on Tuesday.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 16th, 2011.
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