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Federation, Sindh unable to achieve consensus over IG Sindh

KARACHI: The Federation and Sindh are unable to reach a consensus as to whom should they make the Inspector General (IG) of Sindh province. The Government of Sindh while rejecting three names proposed by the center, has now suggested Iqbal Mehmood and Fayyaz Laghari for the apex post in the Police Department – ARY News reports.

According to details, the Federation had earlier suggested the IG Sindh to be picked up from any of the three officials named as Mushtaq Sukhera, Mir Zubair and Captain (R) Liaquat.

Sources told that the Sindh Government has proposed the names of Iqbal Mehmood and Fayyaz Laghari to fill in the post of IG Sindh, saying that both the officials have been serving in the province. It was said that Iqbal Mehmood has also been a part of Karachi Operation and he should be given an edge over others.

It was further stated by the Sindh Government if none of the two above mentioned officials is appointed as the IG Sindh, then the ongoing Karachi Operation will be affected.

Sindh Government took the stance that after the 18th Amendment, Federation is bound of province's suggestion in the appointment of IG and if the center appoints an official without consultation, then he shall not be accepted.

It is not the IG Sindh alone; several other key posts within the provincial police are awaiting appointments, all the three cells of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) are working in the absence of their heads, whereas the apex post of Anti Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) is also seeking a permanent official.

Moreover, the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has given one week's period for the appointment of IG Sindh.

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