KARACHI - Sindh government has rejected three names proposed by the federal government for the appointment of Inspector General of Sindh Police.

Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon on Friday said the provincial government did not accept the proposed names for the IGP.

He said the federal government wants to impose its decision. It should avoid such tactics and focus on the recommended name of provincial government for the slot of the IGP.

Earlier, the federal government had sent a panel of three names to the provincial government.

The proposed names for the office included Captain (r) Mir Zubair Mehmood, Khan Baig and Rafique Hussain Sham. Captain Zubair has been serving as Deputy Director, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), CCPO Quetta and the IGP. Khan Baig has been serving as Inspector General of Punjab Police and Rafique Hussain had been serving as Additional IGP Sindh.

It is pertinent to mention here the Sindh government is contemplating on reappointing its favourite police officer Fayyaz Leghari for the third time on this position. Leghari had earlier surrendered this slot twice on the orders of the Supreme Court.