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SHC extends stays on removal of A.D. Khwaja till April 13

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday extended its stay on the removal of Inspector General of Police (IGP) A.D. Khawaja from his post till April 13 on a petition filed against the removal of top provincial cop.

A division bench of the SHC headed by Justice Munib Akhtar heard the petition against the removal of the provincial police chief.

The petition has been filed by the Pakistan Institute of Labour, Education and Research’s (PILER) chief, Karamat Ali. In his petition, Ali had argued that the provincial government should be held in contempt of court as it had defied a previous high court-issued stay on Khawaja’s removal.

Last Monday, the SHC had suspended the provincial government’s notification for the removal of A.D. Khawaja, ordering him to immediately resume his duties as the provincial police chief.

The SHC had also suspended Additional IG Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti’s ‘promotion’ as the provincial police chief in Khawaja’s place.

On Tuesday, the court while extending its stay against Khwaja’s removal adjourned further hearing of the petition by April 13.