The provincial government will be introducing the Sindh Police Act, 2017 to replace the Police Act, 1861, Sindh Law Minister Ziaul Hasan
Lanjar said . The new law will be developed along the lines of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Ordinance, 2016, the minister claimed.
Under the proposed law, the chief minister — instead of the inspector general of police (IG) — will be the head of a new Sindh Police Authority. The home minister will be his deputy, while the IG Sindh, the home secretary and the provincial
advocate general will be "members" of the authority, the minister added.
Lanjar told reporters on Thursday that the Sindh government
had decided to introduce the Police Act, 2017 because the prevailing Police Act of 1861 as well as the Police Act of 2002 were both "flawed".
Lanjar rejected the impression that the provincial government is amending laws to remove the incumbent IG, A.D. Khawaja, and to limit his powers. He claimed that the government is sincere about ushering in large-scale reforms in the
"We want to introduce the act to benefit the masses," Lanjar insisted.
The relations between Sindh’s rulers and its police chief have been historically strained. The reason for this is Autocratic functioning of police and their failure to control Unrest which is of late
spreading very fast for a separate Sindh from Pakistan. In Pakistan police is not under state control. This is the latest move by politicians to reign in its errant police.