Federal govt proposes three names for IG Sindh

Mir Zubair, Rafique Hasan and Khan Baig have been proposed for the post.

Web Desk July 04, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has proposed three names - Mir Zubair, Rafique Hasan and Khan Baig - for the post of Inspector General (IG) Sindh Police, Express News reported on Friday.

The Centre has sent the names to the provincial government.

On July 3, only after two months into the job, the Sindh government had reportedly sent Iqbal Mehmood packing.

According to official sources, the Sindh government was contemplating on reappointing Fayyaz Leghari for third-time on this position. Leghari had earlier surrendered this slot twice on Supreme Court orders.

Sources had said that AIG Ghulam Haider Jamali will be given the Sindh IG post temporarily before Leghari takes charge as the permanent police chief.

Down memory lane

Mehmood had replaced Shahid Nadeem Baloch as acting Sindh IG in February this year before he rejoined the police department permanently in April. On the other hand, Baloch had replaced Fayyaz Leghari in March 2013. Leghari had been serving since July 10, 2012, when he was reappointed to the post.

Leghari had to resign from his job on the directives of the Supreme Court following the blast in Abbas Town in which over 50 people lost their lives.  The government had earlier removed him in June 2011 in compliance with an order issued by the Supreme Court after the ‘extra-judicial’ killing of Sarfaraz Shah by a Rangers man.

Wajid Durrani, who was serving as police chief of Islamabad, was given this slot after Leghari’s removal. Durrani only served four months in this office and was replaced by Syed Mushtaq Shah, an officer of the Police Service of Pakistan of grade 21, on October 22, 2011.


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