Police postings creating gulf among parties

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    Police postings creating gulf among parties

    From Staff Correspondent

    KARACHI—Cold war has started among the government allies political parties to take the control of police department in Karachi.

    Political parties are using influence and different tactics for the appointment of their blue eyed person as a Capital City Police Officer (CCPO).Sources in Home Ministry told Daily Mail that senior police officers are also in-touch with the high ups of political parties and assuring them of their faith to gain trust.

    Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Parties (ANP) have keen interest for the appointment of their own person as CCPO to control the department. Sources said that MQM and ANP have provided three names of senior police officials to the government for consideration but Provincial Interior Minister Dr. Zulifqar Mirza has refused to support them.

    Sources claimed that a meeting of representatives of government allies would be called after Eid in which names of senior police officers for the appointment of CCPO Karachi would be discussed. The provincial government is considering appointment of officials from the same lobby as his replacement and Crime Investigation Department addition inspector general Saud Ahmed Mirza’s name was on top of the officials, whose names are being considered for the post.

    Other senior officials including Fayyaz Laghari, Mir Zubair Mehmood, Iqbal Mehmood, Mushtaq Shah, Zafar Farooqui and Wajid Durrani were also under consideration for the post. It may be learnt that Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Waseem Ahmed has been appointed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General (DG).

    Ahmed took charge as the CCPO Karachi in June 2008, after Sultan Salahuddin Babar Khattak was posted as the Sindh inspector general of police. During the tenure of Wasim Ahmed as Karachi CCPO, the city faced a spate of targeted killings in which thousands of people were killed as well as major incidents of terrorism. Following the rising crime and terrorism in the city, numerous parties had already demanded his removal from the post

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    LEAs predict violence after Eid

    Political, ethnic, sectarian killings could continue

    By Atif Raza

    KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in their reports have pointed out that a new wave of targeted killings could hit the city soon after the Eidul Fitr.

    According to reports, the agencies have warned about the possibility of further bloodshed in the city after Eid, while suggesting a wide scale search operation in different areas to halt possible clashes between rival political parities.

    Highly placed sources said that politically motivated killing that claimed over 200 lives during the last two months would spiral after Eid as disputes in various city areas were yet to be resolved.

    Skirmishes between rival ethnic populations have been continuing in the metropolis and miscreants are constantly targeting innocent people of different linguistic backgrounds.

    Sources informed that clues have revealed the involvement of some anti-state elements behind such incidents to fuel ethnic riots in the city.

    The aim of the anti-state elements, analysts said, was to destabilise the law and order situation of the city by fuelling political and sectarian killings and subsequently, raising tension between the coalition partners and lead to the break-up the government.

    The government has so far failed to address the issues related to the law and order situation, while waves of violence including politically motivated targeted killings, sectarian killings and terrorism continue in the city. Despite such predictions by analysts, what the actual situation would be in the metropolis after Eid remains to be seen.

    The Karachi city plays a significant role in revenue generation and the overall business activities are severely affected if the city’s peace is disturbed, thus, resulting in losses amounting to billions of rupees to the national exchequer.

    In view of the above, the need of the hour is to convince all stakeholders in the city including ethnic, political and religious parties to join hands and make efforts to normalise the law and order situation.

  • No one should be allowed to appoint people in the police. Since when does a political party ever choose who to promote. Promotions are on merit.

  • it only happens in pakistan

    here parties even choose who gets to be judge

  • @Zoab Khan

    Their is a difference between Appointment and Suggestion...Political Parties who have their Vote Bank in respective Constituencies can suggest the person who is Capable for the job because their Constituencies are effected by that but the Appointment is based on Govt.