KARACHI: An issue of alleged illegal appointments in the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) has surfaced, raising questions about the appointment of eight officials.
The matter came to light when the SSWMB sent the officials' appointment letters to the Sindh local government department for approval. The letters, however, reportedly turned out to be fake.
According to sources privy to the development, on March 17, the SSWMB had received a letter from the local government department, seeking the appointment of eight officials from Larkana at the board.
The officials include Mohsin Gul, Jahanzeb Qazi and Pir Sajjad Ahmed, all of whom are grade-17 officers. Two among them were posted as Malir assistant directors and one as Central assistant director. Besides, appointment letters were issued to two grade-16 officer, Tariq Aziz and Muhammad Piral, who were posted as district assistants in Malir and South district.
Moreover, a grade-14 officer, Asad Ali Qureshi, and a grade-11 officer, Saddam Hussain, were appointed as sub-engineers. Apart from them, an appointment letter was also issued for the hiring of a grade-5 officer, Zafar Iqbal, in the board.
However, when sent to the local government department for approval, on the directions of the SSWMB managing director, the letters were found to be fake.
Following this, the appointments were nullified and an investigation was initiated against the SSWMB managing director, though no progress has yet been reported in the probe. Sources claim that Sindh local government officials are involved in the misdemeanour.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 1st, 2020.