Provincial, federal govts lock horns over appointment of new IG Sindh

Post has been vacant since the retirement of Shahid Nadeem Baloch on February 20.

Web Desk March 16, 2014
The position has been vacant since the retirement of Shahid Nadeem Baloch on February 20. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: The provincial government locked horns with the federal government over who to appoint as the new Inspector General of Sindh, Express News  reported on Sunday.

The position of the top cop in the province has been vacant for almost a month since former IG Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch retired from the post on February 20.

Additional Inspector General of Crime Investigation Department (CID) Iqbal Mehmood provisionally took over reigns of the Sindh IG after Baloch's retirement.

The Sindh government suggested former Karachi police chief Iqbal Mehmood and former Sindh police chief Fayyaz Leghari for the post but the federal government said that DIG Farooq Ameen Qureshi and National Highways and Motorway Police Inspector General Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema are being considered as Baloch's successors.

This led to an argument between both parties and it was decided to choose someone for the post that everyone is satisfied with. According to sources, a new IG will be appointed in the next two days.

According to the 18th Amendment, the federal government cannot appoint any officer for the post of IGP without consulting the provincial government.


Shahbaz | 7 years ago | Reply

Farooq Amin Qureshi is the most competent and honest from all these officers and he is also Sindhi. His services must not be overlooked.

REPEAL | 7 years ago | Reply

The Eighteenth Amendment has fueled fissiparous tendencies and must be repealed to save the Federation.

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