ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court was approached through a civil miscellaneous application (CMA) with a plea to eradicate irregularities and illegalities in promotional matters of the Sindh Police on Tuesday.

The applicants Syed Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi and others filed the CMA, calling inherent power of the court under Rule 6 of Supreme Court Rules 1980, making the Federation through Federal Law Secretary, Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Interior Secretary Sindh, Inspector General of Police Sindh, Chief Secretary Sindh and others as respondents.

Naqvi contended that a three-member bench of the Supreme Court had directed the Inspector General Police Sindh while hearing a petition of Anita Turab against Waheeda Shah said that cops with shoulder promotion should be reverted, however, implementation has not been carried out in letter and spirit.

The applicant prayed that the record pertaining to seniority list of the Sindh police should be produced before the court so that out of turn promotion related issues may be resolved on permanent basis under the court direction. Naqvi alleged that some police officials were violating the court as well as Inspector General Police orders because they were given out of turn promotion from DSP to SP. He further alleged that in connivance with the Chief Secretary Sindh out of turn promotions were given in Sindh police.

He sought formation of a committee under the chairmanship of a retired justice of the apex court to look into different the matters of irregularities in Karachi Police. The original seniority list record of the police promotions must be produced before the bench, the applicant prayed.

The applicant pointed out that the Sindh Reserve Police was formed to meet the emergency situation in the province but some officers and cops were inducted in regular Sindh Police under the standing order of the Inspector General Police Karachi.

Terming the standing order in conflict with the Police Rules and Civil Service Act, the applicant prayed the court to issue an order to separate the reserved police from regular police as well as ask the Sindh Police to withdraw standing order, which had made reserved police eligible to become part of the regular police.

It was also requested that the court may seek a comprehensive report from the Inspector General of Police and Chief Secretary Sindh relating to those police officials who were absorbed in Sindh police on political recommendations and were not willing to be repatriated to their mother departments, praying they must be repatriated.