KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has ordered the Sindh government to keep Dr Syed Kaleem Imam as Inspector General of Sindh police.
Earlier, the former social activist and lawyer, Jibran Nasir filed a petition for an immediate hearing in the Sindh High Court, while the court also approved the request for an immediate hearing. The petitioner called the government’s move illegal and unconstitutional. He also argued that it was against the Police Rules, 2019.
The petitioner has requested the court to declare the move illegal. The Sindh cabinet recently approved the removal of IG Imam and sent three names to the federal government for his replacement.
Sindh says it has compelling reasons to remove Imam, including a lack of accountability, rising crime index and rising number of civilians killed in police crossfire.
The government said Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah informed Prime Minister Imran Khan before announcing the decision. The Centre is now reviewing the request but until a final decision is made, IG Imam will continue serving as the province’s police chief.