Zardari takes notice of Sindh health ministry dispute

PPP co-chairperson tasks Dr Asim Hussain to resolve the dispute between the health minister and the health secretary.

Web Desk July 19, 2014

KARACHI: Former president and co-chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari took notice of the ongoing dispute between the officials of Sindh Health Ministry regarding bifurcation of the department, Express News reported on Saturday.

Earlier, Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed had distanced himself from the ministry's bifurcation plan. Health Secretary Iqbal Hussain Durrani, however, had said that it will prove to be beneficial for the people.

Zardari, taking notice of the dispute on Friday night, tasked Dr Asim Hussain, the former advisor to the prime minister on petroleum and natural resources, to resolve the matter.

Dr Hussain has reportedly contacted both members of the health ministry, and attempted to make them meet.

It is expected that both the members would meet in the next few days, and the issue would be resolved, according to Express News correspondent Tufail Ahmed.


Urban Legend | 9 years ago | Reply

@Saleem: Nothing wrong with seeking power. Without power, you are just a dwarf which is under the feet of everybody. Without power, seats don't matter. PPP has clear majority and for any development in Karachi, MQM has no choice but to eventually join the govt. Its the way the govt is here.

umsyed | 9 years ago | Reply

The main essence of the story is missing out from this report. Mr. Durrani (Health Secretary) is the son-in-law of Mr. Qaim Ali Shah (Chief Minister). It also goes out to explain the importance of the issue that the former President of Pakistan & the Chairperson of PPP Mr. Asif Ali Zardari had to intervene in the matter.

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