Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the police were under the administrative control of the provincial government but some changes made in the law have upset the administration control.
He spoke to the at the Liaquat National Hospital where he went to inquire about the health of a toddler suffering from doctors’ inefficiency and at Gulistan-e-Jaguar where he offered condolence with Kashif Shaikh for the killing of his 19-month-old son in an alleged police encounter.
Whenever the provincial government suggested some administrative changes in the police for better policing, some vested interests started a hue and cry and termed it “political interference,” said Shah
“Yes, it is political interference because we have been elected to power politically,” he said, adding that political governments take political decisions in the interest of their people.
Police independence doesn’t mean they have the license to kill innocent people, he said, adding that the basic job of the police is to protect the life, property and liberty of the people.
“Police have made some seven mishaps in which five innocent lives have been lost. This is because in the recent decisions political guidance and consultation have been set aside,” he said.