Unnecessary transfers of SHOs banned in Sindh

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By Hanif Manjothi

KARACHI: In an important move IG Police Sindh, A.D Khowaja has banned unnecessary transfer of SHOs throughout the province.  However, the SHOs found guilty will not only be removed of their posts but also face disciplinary action.

DIG Headquarters, Munir Ahmed Shaikh on Thursday has formally issued an office order to all the DIGs and SSPs of all the districts in this regard. According to the order this step has been taken ‘to ensure stability and tenure of SHOs’.  The tenure of the SHOs, however, is not mentioned in the official order. According to sources the committee formed by the IG Police in light of SHC judgment, is working to formulate a policy in this regard. The SHOs tenure can be fixed at least a year.

According to the official order the DIGs and SSPs are directed to record ‘compelling reasons’ in writing while transferring any SHO prematurely. “Departmental proceedings shall immediately be initiated against (SHOs) in case of any misconduct”, the order stated.

The DIG Headquarters has directed concerned officers not to give postings to those SHOs who are removed on compelling ground. However, they can be re-posted only on written permission of their next authorities. The DIGs and SSPs have also been made bound to communicate the Range office about all transfers and postings of SHOs.

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