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2,500 cameras to monitor population of 20 mln in Karachi, says IGP Khawaja

KARACHI: Sindh Inspector General Police (IGP) A.D. Khowaja on Thursday said that the criminal activities in the city with a population of over 20 million people are being combed through 2,500 cameras. Addressing a passing out parade of the Eaglet Course here, Khowaja said the police force managed to arrest as many as 200 street criminals in last 15 days, despite limited resources. He stressed for a comprehensive strategy to eliminate street crimes in the city. On the occasion, the police chief maintained that the…

Federal govt approves PPP’s long-sought appointment of new Sindh IGP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) controlled federal cabinet approved the appointment of Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti as Sindh’s new Inspector General of Police (IGP), ending over a year-long wrangle between the Sindh government and members of civil society over removal of IGP A.D. Khawaja, ARY News reported on Thursday. The decision to replace Khawaja with Dasti as new IG Sindh was made in the federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday. Dasti’s appointment as new IG…

Sindh cabinet decides to remove IGP AD Khawaja

KARACHI: Sindh cabinet on Saturday approved the removal of incumbent Inspector General Police (IGP) A.D. Khawaja once again, replacing him with grade-22 officer of Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti. The cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. The secretary services presented the proposal of A.D. Khawaja’s replacement after suggesting that the incumbent IGP was appointed on an own pay scale (OPS) basis in 2016 and he could not hold the office in light of the Supreme…

SHC extends stay on IG Khawaja’s removal

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court extended its stay order on the removal of Inspector General of Sindh Police, A.D Khawaja, directing the police chief to discharge his duties till further orders. Headed by Justice Muneeb Akhtar a division bench adjourned the hearing till May 23 when the Advocate General Sindh, Barrister Zameer Ghumro would pick up his arguments where he left off today. While forwarding his arguments, Ghumro contended today that the provincial government has authority to appoint IG Sindh of its own choosing…

A.D Khawaja offers to relinquish his post

KARACHI: Sindh police chief A.D Khawaja in an application submitted in court on Wednesday sought surrender of his services to the federal government during a hearing in Sindh High Court (SHC), ARY News reported. Khawaja’s counsel, advocate Shahab Osto appeared before the court on behalf of his client and submitted an application seeking the court’s order to allow the IGP to relinquish his charge. The application stipulated that it has become terribly difficult for the IGP Sindh to continue his post under the prevalent…

Undaunted anti-terror operations will continue in Karachi: A.D Khawaja

KARACHI: Inspector General (IG) Sindh Allah Dino Khawaja on Monday said that terrorism is the biggest challenge that Sindh police has been confronting while directing new recruits for collective efforts for countering it and prevailing peace in the country. He was addressing the 92nd passing out parade of police at a Training Centre in Saeedabad Karachi. “Police personnel are the public servants and guardians of the city”, he said while directing the new recruits to must fulfill their due responsibilities and duties…

SHC orders A.D Khawaja to continue his post until final verdict

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ordered Allah Dino Khawaja to continue his post as Inspector General (IG) Sindh until a final verdict announced in the case, ARY News reported. During the proceeding, the court inquired the details about Sindh cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and its agenda by further inquiring whether the agenda was circulated before the meeting relating dismissal of the IG Sindh. The court also rejected Advocate General’s request of setting aside its stay…

‘If he is such a good IG, appoint him in Punjab’

KARACHI: As the Sindh government remains embroiled in a rift to remove incumbent Inspector General Sindh A.D. Khawaja from his post, a PPP leader has suggested that if the federal government likes services of Khawaja they should appoint him in Punjab. Former Sindh advisor and PPP leader Maula Bukhsh Chandio made the suggestion during ARY News program ‘Off the record’ saying that the federal government should appoint A.D. Khawaja. “If he (Khawaja) is so good, then appoint him in Punjab, and end this issue,” he suggested…

Sindh cabinet decides to remove A.D. Khawaja as IG Sindh

KARACHI: A cabinet meeting led by Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah decided to relieve A.D. Khawaja from his services as Inspector General Sindh three days after the court declared the Sindh government order to remove the top cop from his post, ARY News reported. On Saturday, Allah Dino Khawaja was removed from his post and Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti was given a temporary and additional charge of IG Sindh but on Monday Sindh High Court (SHC) suspended the notification issued to remove Khawaja and directing him to…

SHC revokes suspension of IG Sindh A.D Khawaja, orders him to resume charge

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) suspended removal notification of Inspector General (IG) Sindh Police Allah Dino Khawaja by directing him to continue his post while hearing a petition terming his removal as ‘contempt of court’ and violation of the court’s stay order here on Monday. Arguing on the matter, Barrister Faisal Siddiqui said that the removal of AD Khawaja from his post was contempt of the court as what he said, “The court has passed stay orders earlier then how provincial top cop could be removed from his post.”…