KARACHI The Sindh High Court on Tuesday ordered to remove all those District Coordination Officers (DCOs) posted in different districts of Sindh who did not meet with the required criteria. A division bench comprising Justice Shahid Anwer Bajwa and Justice Tufail H Ibrahim issued the directive on a constitutional petition filed by District Management Group (DMG) officer Gull Hassan Channa seeking disqualification of a notification issued by the Government of Sindh to appointment Director General Larkana Development Authority, Muhammad Yasin Shar, as District Coordination Officer (DCO) of Qambar Shahdadkot. The bench allowed the petition after hearing final arguments from both the sides. While issuing directive to remove the DCO Kamber Shahdadkot Ghulam Qadir, the court also ordered the Provincial Government that only those officers must be appointed who fulfil the required formalities. Counselling on behalf of the petitioner, Advocate Abrar Hassan had argued that the merit had been ignored by the Government by appointing the respondent in that post which he was not deserving due to his disqualification. He contended that the Government had also violated the Article 199 of the Constitution for posting the unqualified officials as DCO in different districts of the province. The petitioner submitted that Sindh Government had violated the rules while appointing the DG Larkana Development Authority as DCO Kambsr Shahdadkot. The plaintiff quoted the rules stating that only those officers are eligible to be appointed as DCO who complete pre-service specialised training in the district administration and criminal law from the civil services academy, and the applying officers have to pass the departmental examination of assistant collector part I and II. Sindh Chief Secretary, DCO Kambar Shahdadkot and other concerned officials were cited in the petition. The applicant pleaded the court to set aside the Sindh Governments notification regarding the posting of DCO Qambar Shahdadkot along with all other DCOs posted and others who did not fulfil the requirement to be posted. Online adds: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday declared ineligible six District Coordination Officers (DCO) from Sindh and directed the government to dismiss them. The petition stated that the appointments of the six DCOs were not based on merit. It further stated that appointment for the position of DCO required the candidate to have been trained at the Civil Services Academy, Lahore or the Provincial Services Academy, Peshawar, or the candidate be trained in the Assistant Collector Part 2. However, as the petition stated, six DCOs in Sindh did not fulfil the requirements. The Sindh High Court, subsequently, directed the Government to dismiss the six officials and appoint officers who fulfil the criteria for the position.