The Sindh government on Wednesday removed Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar as Sindh’s police chief inspector and appointed additional inspector Dr Kamran Fazal as provincial police chief.
According to the notice, Mahar, a 22-year-old officer who was appointed chief of police in Sindh in February 2020, has been instructed to report to the Department of Establishment.
In a separate notification from Sindh Principal Muhammad Sohail Rajput, Dr Kamran Fazal, a 21-year-old police officer currently acting as head of police training, was assigned to act as “acting Chief Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Karachi. Until further instructions”.
Dr Fazal has previously served as AIG Sukkur Region as well.
The change of police chief comes as Karachi is hit by a terrorist attack. Three bombs have been reported in the city for several weeks.
On April 26, a suicide bombing outside the University of Karachi’s (KU) Confucius Institute killed four people, including Chinese teachers. The incident happened when a bakkie, carrying staff, was about to enter a Confucius center, next to the department of commerce. The closed Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) force claimed responsibility for the attack.
A second attack on the city took place in the Saddar area on May 12. A passerby was killed and at least nine others were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) mounted on a motorcycle exploded. Like the BLA, the Sindhudesh illegal army (SRA) claimed responsibility for the attack on a message on social media.
A third explosion occurred earlier this week on Monday when an IED exploded near Iqbal Market and New Memon Mosque in the Karachi area of Karadar costing one life and leaving 11 injured.
Police are investigating the attack as security in the metropolis is tightened.
According to a It was morning report, Prime Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, at a press conference yesterday, acknowledged that anti-social and anti-state issues have begun to create unrest.
“But, we will not allow them to carry out their evil plans,” he swore.
Shah said that in the event of the Bolton Market incident he was in Abu Dhabi with Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to apologize for the death of the UAE director. “I cut short my visit and fled back to Karachi,” he said, adding that at 1.15am I had an emergency meeting with the relevant law enforcement officials.
CM said he told police it was a failure of intelligence that three incidents occurred one after the other. He explained that when the terrorist carrying the bag entered the University of Karachi why his bag was not searched.
He said police would warn residents to report ’15 ‘whenever they saw anything suspicious.
“Police will talk to shopkeepers at the market to stay vigilant in their parking lots and install their closed-loop television camera system,” Shah added.