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Wednesday Jan 15 2020

Sindh cabinet recommends removal of IGP Kaleem Imam


KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet gave recommendation to the centre on Monday for the removal of Inspector General of Police Sindh Kaleem Imam over unsatisfactory performance.

Sindh government minister Saeed Ghani spoke to media, claiming that during the tenure of Kaleem as IG Sindh, several unlawful acts took place.

The provincial minister said that four names have been recommended to the federal cabinet as the replacement.

“The provincial government will write to the cabinet to remove Imam from the office and take action against him,” said Ghani.

He said that in the past, kidnappings, fake encounters and wrong arrests took place.

“At several occasions, IG Sindh Kaleem gave irresponsible statements,” said Ghani. In Karachi particularly, law and order situation has deteriorated under the tenure of Kaleem, alleged Ghani.

PTI says will take Sindh government to court

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Firdous Shamim Naqvy said his party will take the Sindh government to court for removing Sindh IG Kaleem Imam.

Naqvy said the provincial government cannot change an IGP without consultations. He said the legal process must be followed if Sindh government wished to remove Imam Kaleem as the top police official of Sindh.

"The doors of the court are open for us and for Imam Kaleem as well," he said. "The federal government suggets names for Sindh IGP, not the provincial one."