KARACHI - Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Allah Dino Khawaja has ordered enquiry against the seven sub divisional police officers (SDPOs) over allegations of miss conduct and other unlawful practices.

IGP Sindh also appointed East Zone police chief DIG Sultan Khowaja as enquiry officer to conduct an enquiry report against the gazette police officers.

The police officers of which an enquiry against them were ordered included SDPO Darakshan Nayyarul Haq, SDPO Kalakot, Qamaruz Zaman, SDPO Risala Ghulam Nabi Wagho, SDPO Garden Akhtar Latif Mughal, SDPO Baghdadi Rustam Nawaz and SDPO Keamari Munir Ahmed Ursani.

“Sultan Ali Khowaja, presently posted as DIGP East Zone Karachi is hereby nominated as enquiry officer to conduct an enquiry report against these gazette police officers presently posted in South Zone.

 The name of officers and allegations against them were received from Additional IG Karachi about their miss conduct and other unlawful practices. The enquiry officer should complete enquiry within 15 days and furnish findings to this office for taking further necessary action,” reads a notification issued by the office of the IGP Sindh.

On the other side, IGP Sindh A D Khawaja has shown serious concern at the recent unpleasant incidents of use of force between protesters and local police in Karachi.

He maintained that Sindh police recognise and respect right of citizens to peaceful protests. Karachi police handles at an average of 8 to 10 protest every day which are regulated smoothly every day.

However, he has appealed the growers and Teacher’s associations interested in staging protest demonstrations to exercise their legal rights within the bounds of law and without causing undue inconvenience to the citizens or hindrances in the smooth flow of traffic.

He expected that Teachers and Growers who are a source of inspiration for future generations should be cautious against exploitation by vested groups by setting exemplary conduct in respecting the law. Meanwhile, concerned departments are also requested to give patient hearing to these Associations for resolving their legitimate issues.

He said the organizers of the protests should inform the local administration and police in advance of their planned protests and the police will regulate and facilitate such peaceful protests. He appealed to all such associations to respect the sanctity and security of Red Zone where important buildings like superior courts Foreign missions Governor House and CM House are located as such rallies and Red zone can be targeted by terrorist for their nefarious designs.  He further directed Karachi police to avoid undue use of force and coordinate with the organizers to avoid unpleasant consequences.

He further stated that it is duty of every citizen to respect law and not to indulge in mayhem and unlawful assemblies in accordance with section 144 of the CrPC when imposed by the Home Department.