KARACHI: Javed Akbar Riaz has been appointed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in Karachi’s Malir district after suspension of Rao Anwar, sources told.
According to sources, a notification regarding Javed Akbar’s appointment will be issued shortly.
Akbar is performing his duties at special branch at the moment.
Earlier today, Rao Anwar filed a petition against his suspension in the Sindh High Court (SHC).
District Malir’s SSP was suspended on the orders of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on September 16 after he arrested Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmaker Khawaja Izharul Hassan.
Rao Anwar has termed his suspension ‘unlawful’ and requested the court to issue directives regarding his reinstatement on the post.
It may be mentioned here that Karachi police released MQM leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan hours after he was arrested from his house in Karachi.