Removal of Karachi chief cop sparks Sindh, centre tensions
KARACHI: Removal of the chief cop of Karachi Shahid Hayat, has sparked tensions between the federal and Sindh governments, ARY News reported on Saturday.
The leader of the opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah talking to media has said that Shahid Hayat, the chief police officer of the operation against criminals in Karachi, has been removed from the office on the orders of the Supreme Court.
Earlier, Federal Information Minister, Pervez Rasheed had criticized the Government of Sindh for removal of the AIG Karachi Shahid Hayat. He said the provincial government has demonstrated non-seriousness by removing Hayat making the court orders as the basis of it. He urged the Chief Minister of Sindh, Qaim Ali Shah to review the decision.
Rasheed had vowed that the federal government and the Prime Minister will continue monitoring the Karachi Operation.
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon retorting to Pervez Rasheed had called his statement an intervention in affairs of Sindh.
Memon said that Additional IG Karachi Shahid Hayat was removed following the Supreme Court orders as he was appointed on Own Pay Scale (OPS).
Moreover, Ghulam Qadir Thebo has assumed the charge as the new Chief of Karachi Police. Ghulam Qadir Thebo while taking charge of his office, vowed that Karachi Operation will be continued until achievement of its goals.