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January 22, 2020

Nisar Khuhro wonders why Centre opposing Sindh IGP transfer

National

January 22, 2020

SUKKUR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh President Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has asked the federal government why it was opposing the change of Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh, though as many as six IGPs of Punjab were already changed during the PTI regime.

While talking to media persons after offering condolences to Nawab Ali Wassan over the sad demise of his mother, Nisar Khuhro added that the federal government has attempted to violate the provincial autonomy that was given in the 18th Amendment. He said the Sindh government, after pursuing the constitutional requirements, had sent four names for Sindh IGP, but the Centre did not show any concern in the case of changing Sindh IGP.

The PPP leader advised the Centre to implement the 18th Amendment according to the Constitution, and follow the law and to immediately select any of the four recommended names for Sindh IGP. He said SSP Shikarpur had violated the rules as he leaked the secret report, saying that if the SSP had such information about the nexus of the PPP leader and provincial minister Imtiaz Sheikh with criminals, then he should have had taken action much earlier against him.

Khuhro said without any solid evidence, the character assassination of a member of the provincial assembly should be stopped. He said the federal government was reluctant to accept the 18th Amendment, which gave the provinces complete autonomy to run their businesses. He said if the federal government had 16 billion US dollars, then cutting the share of the provinces in development budget was sheer injustice.

Nisar Khuhro said Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-Pakistan) had received a packages from the federal government, so it would continue with the alliance. He said the Sindh government had not procured wheat because of having much stock, adding that the flour crisis was created by the Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Cooperation (PASSCO).

He said the federal government was behind the crisis and the prime minister had ordered to export wheat to Afghanistan.