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Why PM Khan ordered inquiry against Additional IGP Dr Jamil Ahmed?

Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered the Establishment Division to take action against Additional IGP Hyderabad region Dr Jamil Ahmed.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered the Establishment Division to take action against Additional IGP Hyderabad region Dr Jamil Ahmed for “financial and moral corruption, misuse of authority and undesirable activities”.

The officer is to be trialed under Civil Servants Efficiency and Discipline Rules 2020. The development has established the fact that the premier intends to make police accountable and intends to restore the lost public confidence in the department.

In a letter to the establishment secretary dated May 5, the prime minister’s secretary, Mohammad Azam Khan, wrote that according to an information report presented to the premier, Ahmed was allegedly collecting Rs1.5 to Rs2 million per month from each of the 15 districts he headed.

The letter also stated that the AIG “takes [a] share on posting of under command police officials”.

Besides this, the AIG has also “illegally occupied three rooms at Circuit House, Hyderabad […] his two sons are misusing their father’s position and carrying out firing practice at Circuit House which is located in a populated area”.

Citing examples of the official’s “corruption”, the prime minister asked the Establishment Division to formally proceed against him under Rule 18(2) of the Civil Servants (Efficiency & Discipline) Rules, 2020.

Sajjan Khaskheli, general secretary of the provincial works and services union, had shared with Dawn that the AIG’s sons are “very unruly and arrogant and they humiliate the staff every now and then”. They did not even spare policemen, he had added.

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The AIG has been staying at a suite in the circuit house which was meant for the Sindh chief minister since Aug 28 last year but he has not paid anything as rent, an administration official had told media.

Who is Jamil Ahmed?

It is important to note that the AIG have been in the limelight since earlier this year.  Interestingly, the Inspector General Police Sindh had revoked Ahmed’s order regarding the formation of a crime control cell, allegedly staffed by dubious officials.

In April, IGP Mushtaq Mahar had declared null and void Ahmed’s official order regarding the formation of a ‘regional crime control cell’. The cell was officially referred to as “R3C”. The purpose was the cell, as per Ahmed, to control crime. However, reliable sources claim that it had been “maliciously created in contravention of rules and directions issued time and again” by the IGP’s office.

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According to a report of Dawn, Pakistan’s most respected English-language newspaper, several police officers had revealed that a couple of individuals associated with the AIG office and R3C in one way or the other had dubious backgrounds. They were either retired officers or dismissed from service.

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