Sindh likely to have new police chief, sources share brewing ‘developments’

The federal government has mooted the option to change Inspector General (IG) Sindh police following complaints of federal and provincial lawmakers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), a local media channel reported the development citing sources.

The demand for removing the Inspector General (IG) Sindh police has risen as PTI ministers expressed serious reservations against the police chief following the mistreatment of the Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh under custody.

Following the complaints of the ministers, the federal government has started considering the appointment of a Grade 21 officer from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) or Punjab as the new IG Sindh.

Sources were quoted by local media as saying that the federal authorities are likely to appoint a new police chief which cannot be pressurised by the Sindh government.

Consultations are underway with the PTI’s federal and provincial ministers to decide over the name, it was said.

It is expected that a major reshuffle will ensue shortly in Sindh. It was attributed to sources that PTI Sindh expressed disappointment over the role of IG Sindh and provincial chief secretary which led them raising the issue of the police chief for the first time.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reportedly assured the ministers to consider their request.