KARACHI: Sindh Police chief Iqbal Mehmood has been relieved from his duties after a three-month stint, while Faiz Laghari has been asked to replace him.
In a letter to the federal government, the Sindh government said the services of Sindh Police Inspector General (IG) Mehmood were being handed over to the Centre, while Ghulam Haider Jamali, the current Sindh additional IG, was being appointed as acting IG of the province. The letter included complaints about Mehmood purchasing expensive armoured personnel vehicles, reports said. Quoting senior police officer Shakib Qureshi, it said that Mehmood lacked good command and control.
Mehmood was appointed as Sindh IGP on April 7. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the appointment of Mehmood as the provincial police chief was approved by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
According to the reports, the provincial government had put forward three names for the post, while the federal government had singled out two other officials as well. Following consultations with key aides, the PM had approved Mehmood’s name for the slot.
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