KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday assured the Sindh High Court (SHC) to finalise police rules and act within one month.
The high court conducted hearing of a case relating to delay in implementation of police reforms in light of judicial orders in the Sindh police department.
To this, Auditor General Sindh apprised the court that CM Shah has assured finalisation of police rules and acts within one month.
Lawyer of the petitioner argued that dishonesty of the provincial authorities have exposed and its assurance cannot be accepted anymore.
The judge questioned the Sindh authorities for delaying the process of police reforms ‘if eligible people were present in the provincial government”.
AG Sindh replied that Inspector General (IG) Sindh was also included in the committee constituted for making new police act.
The lawyer said that even IG Sindh could not violate SHC orders. The cabinet committee had met twice on January 9 and March 22, where it refused to finalise legislations in accordance with the court orders, added the lawyer.
AG Sindh replied that the Sindh government was not making lawmaking in a closed room over the matter of police reformations.
The petitioner’s lawyer argued that an appeal submitted by the Sindh government against the high court’s verdict had been rejected by the Supreme Court (SC) while no further directions were given to the provincial authorities in this regards.
The SHC judge directed the Sindh government to submit a report regarding the progress of legislations pertaining to the police reforms till May 14 and adjourned the hearing.