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Govt not to appeal SC order in Sarfaraz Shah's killing

June 13, 2011

This television frame grab taken from a news channel on June 10, 2011 shows paramilitary soldiers shooting Sarfaraz Shah in Karachi on June 8, 2011. — Photo by AFP

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided not to appeal the Supreme Court's June 10 directive to remove Sindh Rangers’ Director General Maj-Gen Ejaz Chaudhry and Inspector General of Police Fayyaz Leghari from their posts over the cold-blooded killing of an unarmed youth by Rangers personnel in Karachi, DawnNews reported.

The court had set a three-day deadline for the removal of the two officials and directed the Accountant General of Pakistan to withhold their salary if its orders were not carried out.

On Monday, Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq told the apex court that the federal and provincial governments respected the suo motu action and the directives issued on the case.

Haq further said that the government would implement the court's orders.

Speaking to DawnNews, officials from the law ministry said that both DG Rangers Sindh and IG Sindh will be transferred from their posts by Monday night. — DawnNews