SHC strikes down police order sections to stop govt from dictating to IGP

SHC strikes down police order sections to stop govt from dictating to IGP

Sindh High Court struck down amendment made to police order to essentially accord primacy to chief minister in posting of senior police officers . Observes the force manifests colonialera mindset should be transformed into peoplefriendly agency . Declares role of CM cabinet and experts in postings formation of police regions advisory .

Decision will require meaningful consultation with inspector general of police . Any move to remove an IG from the post prior to conclusion of threeyear term would be subject to the rule laid down by the Supreme Court and SHC in the cases of Anita Turab and Karamat Ali .

The bench passed the judgement while disposing of three petitions filed by Jibran Nasir Arif Hasan Syed Zafar Ali Shah and others between and mainly pertaining to the Police Order as revived vide the Sindh Repeal of the Police Act and Revival of Police Order Amendment Act promulgated by Sindh Assembly on June 28, 2013 .

It also asked the respondents to give full immediate and meaningful effect to these directives and the respondents were also restrained from acting in any manner that was either inconsistent with or which contradicts any such orders or directions . The respondents were restrained from Acting Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M.

Shaikh and Justice Yousuf Ali Sayeed . The judgement authored by Justice Sayeed concluded with a silent prayer for betterment. It is declared that the respondents are restrained from behaving in any way that was inconsistent with any such order or directions.

It also directed the authorities concerned that provincial public safety and police complaints were to be convened at least once in this regard. The bench directed the officials concerned were to act in any ways that was not to comply with these directives.

They were also asked to be restrained by the respondents. The respondents are also restrained to act .


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