SHC orders restoration of AD Khowaja as IGP-Sindh

SHC orders restoration of AD Khowaja as IGP-Sindh
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KARACHI: (APP) Sindh High Court (SHC) here on Monday ordered immediate restoration of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, Allah Dino Khowaja.

A division bench of SHC headed by Justice Munib Akhter suspending Sindh government notification, issued on Saturday, has also ordered Additional IGP Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti to relinquish his charges as Acting Chief of Sindh police.

The short order came up in a petition, filed by civil rights activist Karamat Ali through his lawyer Barrister Faisal Siddiqui.

It was on Saturday evening that Sindh government had surrendered services of AD Khowaja back to the federal government.

No reason was cited for the removal of Khowaja, however, Abdul Majeed Dasti was assigned to command Sindh Police as an institutional arrangement.

The bench observed that removal of AD Khowaja was also violation of SHC order, issued in December 2016.

The bench adjourned the hearing till April 6 and issued notices to Sindh government and other respondents.

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