IG Sindh A.D. Khawaja sacked, responsibilities handed over to AIG Mehar

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KARACHI, Dec 19: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has discharged IG Sindh Police A.D. Khawaja of all duties and sent him on forced leave and responsibilities of IG Sindh Police have been handed over to Additional IG Mushtaq Mehar.

However while Mushtaq Mehar denied that he had been given any additional responsibilities, a notification to the effect was issued by the Chief Secretary Sindh Rizwan Memon on Tuesday.

Senior police official Abdul Majeed Dasti and former Karachi police chief Ghulam Qadir Thebo along with Mushtaq Maher are being considered for the top slot.

In March 2016, A.D. Khawaja took charge as IG Sindh Police. He could retain the post for only nine months.

Khawaja, then AIG, led a three-member fact-finding committee to inquire the allegation of corruption, illegal appointments in the police and a lack of transparency in allocation of cost of investigation to investigation officers. The findings of the reports led to the sacking of former Sindh IGP Gulam Haider Jamali over corruption charges.

The former IG Sindh Police Ghulam Haider Jamali was sacked in March 2016 after the Supreme Court (SC) ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe the alleged corruption in Sindh Police.

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