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Sindh cabinet approves removal of Kaleem Imam as IG

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KARACHI – Sindh cabinet has approved the removal of Inspector General of Sindh Kaleem Imam, and will write a letter to the federal government regarding the appointment of new IGP.

In an emergency meeting which was presided over by Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, the cabinet unanimously decided to appoint a new IG as three names – Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Mustaq Meher and Kamran Fazal – were proposed for the post.

The provincial cabinet stated that nominated person, Thebo, is an officer of good reputation and have worked in various positions in the province.

The Chief Minister expressed that he would like to keep the police separate from the politics. He asserted that the police chief should refrain from giving political statements. “Any SSP or police officer who is fond of politics should do politics,” he added.

The reasons for Imam‘s removal were stated as his alleged non-cooperation with the Sindh government, failure to implement directives issued from the CM House, and frequent absence in key meetings of the government.

In Sept 2018, Dr Syed Kaleem Imam was appointed as the inspector general of Sindh police.

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