The federal cabinet has approved the recommendation of Sindh government to appoint Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti as the new Inspector General Police (IGP) in the province.
The decision was taken during a meeting held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad on Wednesday, Express News reported.
The Sindh government had nominated Dasti, an officer of the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP), for the post replacing incumbent Allah Dino Khawaja, PSP (BS-21) on Monday.
In October last year, the federal government had promoted Dasti to grade-22.
Prior to his promotion, he was serving as additional inspector-general (research and development) under the command of AD Khawaja, who is now junior to Dasti.
He is one of the most senior police officers of the Sindh police, and has been a strong contender for the post of the Sindh IG. He has already served on various posts in the Sindh police as well as Capital City Police Officer in Balochistan.
Dasti was appointed acting IG by the provincial government in April last year after the Sindh government sent Khawaja packing without getting the approval of the federal government.
On December 19, Khawaja was sent on forced leave by the provincial government while responsibilities of the IG Sindh were handed over to Additional IG Karachi Mushtaq Mahar.
However, after a few days of controversy, he resumed the charge of his office.
In October last year, the federal government promoted Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti to grade-22