Irked by delays in removal of IGP, Bilawal lashes out at Centre for treating Sindh like a 'colony'.


KARACHI -- Pakistan Peoples Party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, taking exception to the federal government's apparent reluctance to replace the provincial police chief, has alleged that Sindh is being treated like a "colony".

The remarks came during a press conference at the inauguration ceremony of the new 100MGD pumping station at Dhabeji on Tuesday.

'IGP(s) of Punjab and other provinces are changed in the blink of an eye,' said Bilawal, adding however that Sindh was entangled in a rigmarole for a simple removal.

The PPP supremo questioned if there was a separate law for Sindh, as it was being treated like a colony and had to look elsewhere for orders. He asked the federal government not to prolong simple matters as 'they' [PPP] are also accountable to 'their' people (of Sindh) for redressal of issues.

The PPP-led Sindh government and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led federal government have been caught in a tug of war for the last couple of weeks over the removal of IGP Dr Kaleem Imam.

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Imran Khan a day earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had requested the premier to direct the establishment division to select a name, from the three proposed by the Sindh cabinet, as a replacement for the current IGP.

The three officers recommended by the provincial government are Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Kamran Fazal and Mushtaq Mazhar.

In the letter, CM Shah requested the premier to direct the...

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