Sindh, federal govts come face-to-face over transfer of police officer.


KARACHI -- The federal and Sindh governments have come face-to-face over emerging differences over the transfer of a police officer performing duties in Umerkot, media reported on Tuesday.

The dispute emerged over transfer of senior superintendent police (SSP) Ijaz Shaikh, who is performing duties in Umerkot, as the federal government sought his services back to the centre.

According to the report, the police officer has been transferred over recommendations of Sindh Governor Imran Ismail after receiving a complaint against him. Following his recommendations, the federal government issued orders for ousting Ijaz Shah from the province.

A provincial lawmaker of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has also raised complains against Shaikh over misbehaviour which led the federal government for taking necessary action.

Whereas, the provincial authorities have decided to withdraw services of SSP Umerkot and issued directives for Ijaz Shaikh to continue his duty in the city. Concerned officials have directed SSP Shaikh not to leave the charge of his position following the orders of the Sindh chief minister.

It is being said that SSP Umerkot Ijaz Shaikh is a close aide to a provincial minister.

The chief secretary of Sindh has also written a letter to the federal government regarding the decision, stating that the province required services of Ijaz Shaikh as SSP Umerkot...

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