Karachi: (Aftab Channa) The Sindh government is likely to post a senior most officer of Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) – Ghulam Qadir Thebo – as the Home Secretary with an aim to utilize his expertise in maintaining durable peace in the metropolis, Sindh Post has reliably learnt.
Mr Ghulam Qadir Thebo, who has held various senior positions in the Sindh police, is in the hot waters since long as he was first removed from the post of Additional Inspector General Karachi by the Sindh High Court and now by strong lobbying IGP Mr AD Khawaja.
Few days ago, the Sindh government has again removed Ghulam Qadir Thebo as police chief of Karachi and re-posted Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar in his place within a short period of two months.
According to a notification issued by Chief Secretary Sindh Rizwan Memon recently, Thebo was directed to take over as AIG Traffic Sindh. The notice, however, does not mention any reason for the reshuffle.
Ghulam Qadir Thebo, who was formerly the Chairman of Sindh’s Enquiries and Anti-corruption Establishment, was appointed as AIG Karachi on July 17th while Mahar was posted as AIG Traffic Sindh in place of Khadim Hussain Bhatti.
While portraying himself as ‘honest officer in Sindh province’ IGP A D Khawaja has become controversial when he refused to obey the orders of the Sindh government for the reasons best known to the police chief.
In March 2016, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led federal government had appointed Mr A D Khawaja as the new IGP Sindh replacing Ghulam Haider Jamali following orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Mr A D Khawaja had appeared in the CSS exams and was allocated Foreign Services of Pakistan under 15th CTP however he was reallocated the Police Service of Pakistan in 16th CTP.
The most interestingly, three senior police officers namely Khadim Hussain Bhatti, Ghulam Qadir Thebo and Sardar Abdul Majeed Dashti had passed the CSS exams and allotted Police Service of Pakistan under 13th CTP which means these three officers are at least three years senior to Mr A D Khawaja.