KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered immediate appointment of permanent inspector general police in Sindh, ARY News reported.
The SC bench headed by Chief Justice Tasaduq Hussain Jillani was hearing a Karachi unrest case at Supreme Court Karachi Registry.
Acting IG Sindh Iqbal Mehmood turned up at the hearing, representing the provincial police department. The court asked him if he was still an IG Sindh. He responded that the permanent IG could not be appointed as yet, hence he was performing additional responsibilities.
Justice Amir Hani Muslim remarked the bench was shocked that law and order was deteriorating in Sindh, while the province had no permanent IG police.
He added that DG Rangers also stated that he had no real powers for maintaining law and order across the province.
The bench ordered the attorney general Sindh that secretary Establishment should immediately appoint IG Sindh on permanent basis and report to the court.