Bureaucratic changes: Text of new LG ordinance made public

Govt gets deputy commissioners transferred, more changes expected.


Our Correspondent September 14, 2012

KARACHI: A week after Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad announced that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had sorted their differences and come up with a local government system, the Sindh Peoples Local Government Ordinance 2012, the ordinance was made public via a gazetteer notification on Thursday.

Soon after the notification was issued, the process reshuffling started in the bureaucratic circles. Many deputy commissioners and district government officials were transferred to different districts of the province. It is expected that more changes will be made.

A source in the government claims that administrators will be appointed in different towns of Karachi and will most probably be affiliated with the PPP or MQM. However, senior members from both parties denied this claim and said that the jobs would be given to government officials on merit.

According to orders issued by the Sindh government’s services and general administration department, Hyderabad administrator Kashif Siddiqui was appointed as the anti-corruption department’s director inquiry. Sukkur’s deputy commissioner, Manzoor Shalik, was replaced by Bilal Memon. The deputy commissioner of Kashmore was replaced by Tahir Sangi. Barkat Rizvi, the deputy commissioner of Tando Muhammad Khan, was appointed as a Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s financial adviser. Rizvi was replaced by Asif Memon as the new deputy commissioner in Tando Muhammad Khan.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 14th, 2012.

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