Standing Orders: Sindh Reserve police go to court for promotions

Published: April 7, 2012
Twenty-two inspectors in reserve police have filed petitions. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

Twenty-two inspectors in reserve police have filed petitions. PHOTO: INP/ FILE


The Sindh Reserve Police have gone to court to stave off a possible merger with the Sindh Police.

Twenty-two inspectors in reserve police have filed petitions.

They have said that the Supreme Court had ordered the Sindh police chief to rescind all standing orders. And except for Standing Order 125/1994, all of them were taken back.

But unless this specific one is rescinded, their promotions could not be considered by a committee scheduled to meet on Saturday, April 7.

About 108 inspectors would benefit if the standing order is taken back.

On Friday, the Sindh High Court’s Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Muhammad Shafi Siddiqui heard their arguments and ordered for pre-admission notices to be issued for April 30 to the people named in the petitions, including the inspector general of police and Sindh home secretary.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 7th, 2012.

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  • Aijaz Ahmed Memon
    Apr 7, 2012 - 9:16PM

    During last two decades policing system in Sindh is under mercy of feudal, tribal and racial lords in interior Sindh chieftains tribal, private forces combat opponents in the name of criminal and anti-social elements same thing in Karachi by racial force for land drugs guns and ransom mafia. so Government of Sindh has no keen interest on reforms and changes in Police Department as per Police Law Book Police Rule 1934 and Police Act 1861 also Police Order 2002 is totally ignored untrained and unqualified officers in ministerial and executive cadre of other provincial and federal department jumped into the department sweep whole funds and escape after 5/10 years. The special case, out of turn and Standing order promotions are to encourage brave, hardworking officers in the line of duties losing family members, sustain serious injuries while combating social evils. At present police is politicised no any rule (Police Rule), act(Sindh Service Act, Sindh Probation Act) is implemented in letter and spirit. So in the gap of two decades constable crossed seniority of probationary Inspectors, Sub-inspectors, ASIs have become DSsP within week, months due to political magic wand. Some officials embraced martyared sustained serious injuries ignored in out of turn promotion list of kins of officers ministers enrolled for promotions is out of lawRecommend

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