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7,495 appointed irregularly in Sindh Police

May 15, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Some 7,495 police personnel out of 19,360 appointed during 2012 to 2015 in Sindh have dubious credentials or were appointed in violation of rules, reveals a high-level enquiry report submitted before the Sindh High Court (SHC).

From the then Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh to Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs) every one benefited and got their blue-eyed appointed in the police department. The report reveals that one IGP, four DIGPs, 25 SSPs, seven SPs, seven DSPs, seven Inspectors and many other lower ranks got their favorite persons appointed in the police department during this period.

As per the report, in order to control law and order situation in Sindh, the Sindh police appointed 19,360 constables and junior clerks out of which 4,748 recruitments found irregular and in violation of the rules whereas the record of 2,747 new recruits found doubtful.

The SHC constituted a high-level enquiry committee to probe the irregular appointments in Sindh police. In pursuance of the orders of the high court, the committee completed the enquiry report pertaining to the recruitments made in the Sindh police from 2012 to 2015 in the rank of police constable and junior clerk. The committee submitted 11 interim reports before the high court.

According to the police report, during the period from 2012 to 2015 total recruitments made in the mentioned ranks were 19,360. Out of which 4,748 were found irregular and done in violation of rules and record pertaining to 2,747 candidates was found doubtful. Such cases were referred to Range DIG for verification on case to case basis. However, 11,865 candidates were found to be recruited in a regular manner as per available record.

The committee further found that 44 officers of the rank of DSP and above were responsible for the above irregular recruitments. Similarly, 26 junior officers and ministerial staff were also found to be involved in the irregularities.

As per the report, most of the irregular appointments were made before the General Elections 2013. The report shows that in year 2012, total 5,228 recruitments were made in police department out of which 2,276 (43 percent of the total recruitments) proved irregular. Similarly, a total of 1,952 recruitments were made in Sindh Reserve Police out of which 1,818 (93 percent of the total recruitments) were irregular. The report further says that Hyderabad Range also topped the list in irregular appointments of constables during 2012 to 2015. The enquiry report shows total 3,468 appointments made from 2012 to 2015 in Hyderabad Range out of which 1,464 (42 percent of the total) were found irregular.

Similarly, a total of 3,426 recruitments made in Larkana Police out of which 577 were found irregular. The report further shows that Karachi got 4,242 personnel appointed in the police department during this era out of which only 250 were recruited irregularly.