KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued stay order against the removal of IG Sindh Allah .Dino (AD) Khawaja and issued notices to federal and provincial governments and AD Khawaja .
The petition filed against sending A.D Khawaja on forced leave came up for hearing in SHC Wednesday.
The petitioner took the plea that A.D Khawaja was officer of good repute and he made appointments in Sindh police on merit. He has been removed from his post and sent on forced leave for pursuing norms of merit.
Senator Saeed Ghani advisor to Sindh chief minister in recent days had said in a private TV talk show that AD Khawaja should not return to his post in this situation. It means that AD Khawaja is being removed from his office.
The Sindh High Court restrained the provincial government from sending Inspector General of Police (IGP) AD Khawaja on “forced leave.
A.D Khawaja took over charge as IG SIndh eight months back and during his tenure differences developed between Khwaja and leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) over professional matters, following which he was sent on forced leave. Mushtaq Mehr Additional IG Sindh has been given additional responsibilities of IG in place of AD Khawaja.
Further hearing of the case will take place on January, 12.