'GDA did not nominate anyone for Sindh police chief post'

We only want an IGP who implements the rule of law, says GDA general secretary


​ Our Correspondent January 29, 2020
IGP Syed Kaleem Imam PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

HYDERABABD: The Grand Democratic Alliance said on Wednesday that the party had not recommended any particular name to the federal government for the post of Inspector General Sindh Police.

The GDA's General Secretary Ayaz Latif Palijo denied to have put forward the names of AD Khwaja, Bashir Memon and Sanaullah Abbasi for the post of provincial police chief.

"We only want an IGP who implements the rule of law rather than one who acts in servitude of a prime minister or a chief minister," said Palijo, asserting that the GDA has no 'favourites' among the top police officials for the post.

He hoped that the new IGP will not victimise opposition parties in the province and protect the ruling party's leaders. He also brushed off the impression that a native Sindhi official will be the best suited for the post, saying that ethnic identity or language is never a touchstone.

"The way IGP Syed Kaleem Imam is being targeted now, former IGP Khawaja was also treated similarly," he said, adding, "Sanaullah Abbasi and Bashir Memon were also targeted when they were posted in Sindh."

The GDA leader pointed out that like Abbasi is IGP K-P, Bashir is IGP Azad Kashmir and Khawaja is heading the National Highway and Motorway Police, an efficient official from any part of the country can be posted in Sindh.

He argued that Sindh's rulers always try to escape from accountability.

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