SHC orders to finalise police rules and act within one month
KARACHI: Sindh High Court ( SHC) ordered to Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah today for finalisation of police rules and act within one month.
High court conducted hearing of a case relating to delay in implementation of police reforms in light of judicial orders in Sindh police department.
To this, Auditor General Sindh apprised court that CM Shah has assured finalisation of police rules and acts within one month.
Lawyer of petitioner argued that dishonesty of the provincial authorities have exposed and its assurance cannot be accepted anymore.
Judge questioned Sindh authorities for delaying process of police reforms ‘if eligible people were present in the provincial government”.
AG Sindh replied that Inspector General (IG) Sindh was also included in the committee constituted for making new police act.
Lawyer said that even IG Sindh could not violate SHC orders. The cabinet committee had met twice on January 9 and March 22, where it refused to finalise legislations in accordance with the court orders, added lawyer.
AG Sindh replied that Sindh government was not making lawmaking in a closed room over matter of police reformations.