KARACHI: Karachi’s police chief Amir Ahmed Sheikh has been transferred in a major reshuffle on Monday.
Amir Ahmed Shaikh was among seven high-ranking police officers in Sindh who were either transferred or removed from their posts.
Grade-21 officer Amir Ahmed Shaikh was appointed Additional IG Operations and was replaced by Ghullam Nabi Memon as the Karachi police chief.
Additional IG Hyderabad Ghullam Sarwar Jamali was removed from his post and directed to report to Services and General Administration. Jamali will be replaced by Additional IG Special Branch Waliullah.
According to media reports, the Inspector General of Police Sindh Kaleem Imam gave direction to take back security from Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawmakers and those affiliated with the party, police sources informed on Monday.
Among those who no longer have the security privileges include MPA Shehla Raza, local government minister Saeed Ghani, MNA Agha Rafiullah among other MPAs and MNAs, added the sources.
The additional police mobiles, earlier given to the PPP lawmakers, were summoned to the headquarters.
The PPP lawmakers were given security in view of threats, upon the behest of Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, sources said.
On the matter, Saeed Ghani said that he never asked for an increase in security, police had informed them of security threats and increased security for the PPP lawmakers.