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Muhammad Khan Bhatti rose from the rank of grade-7 clerk to grade-22 officer, the only provincial civil servant attaining the highest grade

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Soon after the Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled in favour of Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as chief minister Punjab on Tuesday night, the first appointment he made was of his principal secretary. By then, he had not even taken the oath.

The man named for the slot, Muhammad Khan Bhatti, is a classic story of loyalty, which matters above everything. He rose from the rank of grade-7 clerk to grade-22 officer, the only provincial civil servant attaining the highest grade. Bhatti, the newly-appointed principal secretary, owes his career and the controversies he courted to the Elahi family. One of his nephews, Sajid Bhatti, is the parliamentary leader of the PMLQ in the Punjab Assembly, who had ordered his party MPAs to vote for Elahi when Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, the party chief, had issued instructions for the party MPAs not to vote to anyone. Another nephew, Wajid Bhatti who is the brother of Sajid, is co-accused with Chaudhry Moonis Elahi in a money-laundering case. Incidentally, Muhammad Khan Bhatti is also a co-accused in the same case.

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Before going into the case details, Bhatti’s meteoric rise merits mention, which dates back to the decade of 90s. Ahmed Khan Bhatti, father of Sajid and Wajid, was working with the Chaudhrys of Gujrat when they helped get his younger brother, Muhammad Khan Bhatti, a grade-7 job in the local government. Pervaiz Elahi was then the minister of local governments (1985-1993). In 1997, he was inducted into the Punjab Assembly under the watch of Speaker Pervaiz Elahi.
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He received rapid promotions and became a BS-19 officer within a short span. As the assembly was dissolved following the military coup of Gen Pervez Musharraf and the Chaudhrys joined hands with him, the following years saw him rising again. Bhatti was appointed additional secretary on political affairs of CM Pervaiz Elahi in 2002 only to be promoted later as special secretary to the same CM. A house of 4-kanal was built in GOR-1 Club Road Lahore for him through the special approval of Pervaiz Elahi. It has been in Bhatti’s occupation since 2007.

When the PMLN government was in power (2008-2018), Rana Iqbal, then speaker of Punjab Assembly, dismissed Bhatti from service, but the Lahore High Court reinstated him. He returned to the assembly after Pervaiz Elahi became the speaker in 2018. It was under his watch that Bhatti received further promotion to make a new record. He was made secretary of the provincial assembly and later also promoted to BS-22. Bhatti is probably the only officer of the provincial service who was granted the highest rank. With his latest appointment as PS to CM, he has become the top bureaucrat of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.

His relations with the Elahi family are not limited to the Punjab Assembly. He had been his de facto political secretary throughout his career. Bhatti’s involvement in financial matters of the Elahi family is in addition and it was documented in an ongoing money-laundering inquiry of the FIA against Moonis Elahi.

In 2007, the Rahim Yar Khan Sugar Mill was jointly set up by a Naib Qasid, Nawaz Bhatti, and a student, Mazhar Abbas. The former held 31 percent shares and the latter 35 percent. The value of capital of the mill increased by Rs720 million in 2008 and the source of funds remained unexplained. The executive director of the proposed business, Makhdoom Omer Sheharyar, the brother of Khusro Bakhtiar, applied for NOC in 2007 for setting up the RYK Sugar Mill and it was immediately approved by CM Pervaiz Elahi. Naib Qasid, Nawaz, and student, Mazhar, disposed of their shares from 2011 to 2014, but the sale and purchase remained unexplained. After passing through different hands, 34 percent shares were acquired by two offshore companies: the Cascade Tek Private Limited and Axe Capital Private Limited which, the FIA alleges, are owned by Moonis. Another 10 percent shares were acquired by Wajid, the nephew of Muhammad Khan Bhatti and brother of PMLQ parliamentary leader Sajid Bhatti, who served as chairman Public Accounts Committee, according to an FIA investigation.

Makhdoom Omer Sheharyar (his brother Khusro was then minister in the Musharraf government) and Tarik Jawaid (his brother-in-law) held around 31 percent shares collectively as of 2020. The FIA suspects proxies were used by the Elahi family to disguise the region and nature of funds used for setting up the mill. Although, the direct role of Muhammad Khan Bhatti has not been mentioned in the FIR but he has been named probably in connection with his nephew, Wajid. Pervaiz Elahi is not mentioned, but the FIR said his role would also be determined.

The sources close to the PMLQ said that no favour had been extended to Muhammad Khan Bhatti as the promotions were granted on merit according to rules and regulations.
 

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He was made secretary of the provincial assembly and later also promoted to BS-22.

Who promoted him to grade 22, and when?

Is mulk ka koi haal nhn jab tak designations and roles are going to be given on loyalty rather than merit and capability, this holds true for everyone. Small personal fiefdoms everywhere.

I also wish that you would have created as many threads about Fawad Hassan Fawad, Ahad Cheema, the infamous CCPO Lahore, DG ACE, DG FIA, old chairman CDA, Ramzan Sugar Mills, Anhaar milk, Salman Shehbaz, and so on and so forth...alas.
 

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Nawaz Sharif ka philaya hua gund saaf karnay mae 20 saal lag jain ge.....
NS started from his bhai, beti bhateja waghaira waghaia mohallay dar, MNS ka yaar......

opar se neeshay tak is haramkhoor ne Pakistan ka khana kharab kiya hai.
 

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We'll have to put up with these jokers a little longer. But InshaAllah IK will come back with two third majority and won't have to depend on alliance partners.
 

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It's about the getting job done...

The more academically meritorious bureaucrat the more potential to be the worse corrupt....

If a politician does X amount of corruption bureaucrats under him do 10X amount of corruption....
 

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Who promoted him to grade 22, and when?

Is mulk ka koi haal nhn jab tak designations and roles are going to be given on loyalty rather than merit and capability, this holds true for everyone. Small personal fiefdoms everywhere.

I also wish that you would have created as many threads about Fawad Hassan Fawad, Ahad Cheema, the infamous CCPO Lahore, DG ACE, DG FIA, old chairman CDA, Ramzan Sugar Mills, Anhaar milk, Salman Shehbaz, and so on and so forth...alas.
Grade 22 salary is also shit.

Grades promotion is NON ISSUE.

ISSUE IS HOW DOES GARDE 16 GUY HAS MANSIONS IN DUBAI.

PICK ANY CIVIL SERVANT..ANY AND CHECK THEIR ASSETS..ALL OF THEM RUN IN BILLIONS..99.999995% ARE EXTREMELY CORRUPT.

UNLESS EVERY GOVT EMPLOYEES ASSETS ARE SCRUTINIZED BY THIRD PARTY PAKISTAN WILL NOT DEVELOP
 

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Grade 22 salary is also shit.

Grades promotion is NON ISSUE.

ISSUE IS HOW DOES GARDE 16 GUY HAS MANSIONS IN DUBAI.

PICK ANY CIVIL SERVANT..ANY AND CHECK THEIR ASSETS..ALL OF THEM RUN IN BILLIONS..99.999995% ARE EXTREMELY CORRUPT.

UNLESS EVERY GOVT EMPLOYEES ASSETS ARE SCRUTINIZED BY THIRD PARTY PAKISTAN WILL NOT DEVELOP

Well ab itna bhi nhn, but I di get your point.

The maujain for some are really out of this world and need to be curtailed.

But you know, jab karnay par ao to 'Bureaucracy nay kaam karna chor dia hai' crowd comes in aur hakoomti amoor nhn chal pa rahay.

Something I have often said, you can make laws and everything, magr jab sab log hi beghairti par utar ayen to phir kuch nhn ho sakta. Take the example of the trichotomy of power. Judiciary is not suppoed to intervene in the affairs of the parliament (so that the judiciary does not have a say in the direction the laws take and does not become a lawmaking body), but the baseline expectation is that the parliament does not make laws or decisions which are CLEARLY in contradiction with the law. Ab jab Dy Speakers itni beghairty par utar ayen, that baseline assumption is thrown out the window. Same with bureaucracy.
 

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Well ab itna bhi nhn, but I di get your point.

The maujain for some are really out of this world and need to be curtailed.

But you know, jab karnay par ao to 'Bureaucracy nay kaam karna chor dia hai' crowd comes in aur hakoomti amoor nhn chal pa rahay.

Something I have often said, you can make laws and everything, magr jab sab log hi beghairti par utar ayen to phir kuch nhn ho sakta. Take the example of the trichotomy of power. Judiciary is not suppoed to intervene in the affairs of the parliament (so that the judiciary does not have a say in the direction the laws take and does not become a lawmaking body), but the baseline expectation is that the parliament does not make laws or decisions which are CLEARLY in contradiction with the law. Ab jab Dy Speakers itni beghairty par utar ayen, that baseline assumption is thrown out the window. Same with bureaucracy.
My father was grade 22
We couldn't afford to run an AC regularly(6 kids going to college/school) and he used to Suzuki fx(refuse to use govt car)

Now a grade 17 has mansions in Dubai.

I haven't seen a single poor beurocrat when in reality all of them HAVE TO BE VERY VERY POOR unless they are corrupt

Corruption has become so endemic that it is now acceptable

99% doctors take commission which is pure corruption and 99% don't do their alloted duty

95% judges ask for money(in lower civil courts)

90% police take money for civil issues.

90% teachers don't do duty.

This is my observation first handed till 2016 when I was in Pakistan and after my regular trips.

What Pakistan needs is MASSIVE DEREGULATION
so that govt employees don't hold massive powers and hence keys to corruption

It also need massive overhaul of health and education system so they don't bring up "chotay bachay" hein mantra for corruption.

Needs strong rules regarding unaccountable wealth or uncheck travels out of country (how can a grade 17 guy afford vacation in turkey????)

And no..

These rules are in every country including USA.
IRS will crucify u of u have unaccountable wealth
 
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My father was grade 22
We couldn't afford to run an AC regularly(6 kids going to college/school) and he used to Suzuki fx(refuse to use govt car)

Now a grade 17 has mansions in Dubai.

I haven't seen a single poor beurocrat when in reality all of them HAVE TO BE VERY VERY POOR unless they are corrupt

Corruption has become so endemic that it is now acceptable

99% doctors take commission which is pure corruption and 99% don't do their alloted duty

95% judges ask for money(in lower civil courts)

90% police take money for civil issues.

90% teachers don't do duty.

This is my observation first handed till 2016 when I was in Pakistan and after my regular trips.

What Pakistan needs is MASSIVE DEREGULATION
so that govt employees don't hold massive powers and hence keys to corruption

It also need massive overhaul of health and education system so they don't bring up "chotay bachay" hein mantra for corruption.

Needs strong rules regarding unaccountable wealth or uncheck travels out of country (how can a grade 17 guy afford vacation in turkey????)

Agree with what you say, generally.

But I have a fair few bureaucrats in my family. A couple also don't use official cars outside of official business, and unhain AC chalatay huay masla bhi hota hai, they pay for the tea they drink at office, and so on. Magr phir kuch aisay hain jo garion ka be daraigh istimal kartay hain :P

The real wealth IMO comes after retirement, when you get the plot (or flats these days) but woh bhi it's not ultra wealth.

Some of their own colleagues I've seen, the kind of lifestyles they have is mesmerizing to say the least.

These people do need to be made examples of, and serve as a deterrent to others.
 

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Muhammad Khan Bhatti rose from the rank of grade-7 clerk to grade-22 officer, the only provincial civil servant attaining the highest grade

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Soon after the Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled in favour of Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as chief minister Punjab on Tuesday night, the first appointment he made was of his principal secretary. By then, he had not even taken the oath.

The man named for the slot, Muhammad Khan Bhatti, is a classic story of loyalty, which matters above everything. He rose from the rank of grade-7 clerk to grade-22 officer, the only provincial civil servant attaining the highest grade. Bhatti, the newly-appointed principal secretary, owes his career and the controversies he courted to the Elahi family. One of his nephews, Sajid Bhatti, is the parliamentary leader of the PMLQ in the Punjab Assembly, who had ordered his party MPAs to vote for Elahi when Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, the party chief, had issued instructions for the party MPAs not to vote to anyone. Another nephew, Wajid Bhatti who is the brother of Sajid, is co-accused with Chaudhry Moonis Elahi in a money-laundering case. Incidentally, Muhammad Khan Bhatti is also a co-accused in the same case.

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Before going into the case details, Bhatti’s meteoric rise merits mention, which dates back to the decade of 90s. Ahmed Khan Bhatti, father of Sajid and Wajid, was working with the Chaudhrys of Gujrat when they helped get his younger brother, Muhammad Khan Bhatti, a grade-7 job in the local government. Pervaiz Elahi was then the minister of local governments (1985-1993). In 1997, he was inducted into the Punjab Assembly under the watch of Speaker Pervaiz Elahi.
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He received rapid promotions and became a BS-19 officer within a short span. As the assembly was dissolved following the military coup of Gen Pervez Musharraf and the Chaudhrys joined hands with him, the following years saw him rising again. Bhatti was appointed additional secretary on political affairs of CM Pervaiz Elahi in 2002 only to be promoted later as special secretary to the same CM. A house of 4-kanal was built in GOR-1 Club Road Lahore for him through the special approval of Pervaiz Elahi. It has been in Bhatti’s occupation since 2007.

When the PMLN government was in power (2008-2018), Rana Iqbal, then speaker of Punjab Assembly, dismissed Bhatti from service, but the Lahore High Court reinstated him. He returned to the assembly after Pervaiz Elahi became the speaker in 2018. It was under his watch that Bhatti received further promotion to make a new record. He was made secretary of the provincial assembly and later also promoted to BS-22. Bhatti is probably the only officer of the provincial service who was granted the highest rank. With his latest appointment as PS to CM, he has become the top bureaucrat of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.

His relations with the Elahi family are not limited to the Punjab Assembly. He had been his de facto political secretary throughout his career. Bhatti’s involvement in financial matters of the Elahi family is in addition and it was documented in an ongoing money-laundering inquiry of the FIA against Moonis Elahi.

In 2007, the Rahim Yar Khan Sugar Mill was jointly set up by a Naib Qasid, Nawaz Bhatti, and a student, Mazhar Abbas. The former held 31 percent shares and the latter 35 percent. The value of capital of the mill increased by Rs720 million in 2008 and the source of funds remained unexplained. The executive director of the proposed business, Makhdoom Omer Sheharyar, the brother of Khusro Bakhtiar, applied for NOC in 2007 for setting up the RYK Sugar Mill and it was immediately approved by CM Pervaiz Elahi. Naib Qasid, Nawaz, and student, Mazhar, disposed of their shares from 2011 to 2014, but the sale and purchase remained unexplained. After passing through different hands, 34 percent shares were acquired by two offshore companies: the Cascade Tek Private Limited and Axe Capital Private Limited which, the FIA alleges, are owned by Moonis. Another 10 percent shares were acquired by Wajid, the nephew of Muhammad Khan Bhatti and brother of PMLQ parliamentary leader Sajid Bhatti, who served as chairman Public Accounts Committee, according to an FIA investigation.

Makhdoom Omer Sheharyar (his brother Khusro was then minister in the Musharraf government) and Tarik Jawaid (his brother-in-law) held around 31 percent shares collectively as of 2020. The FIA suspects proxies were used by the Elahi family to disguise the region and nature of funds used for setting up the mill. Although, the direct role of Muhammad Khan Bhatti has not been mentioned in the FIR but he has been named probably in connection with his nephew, Wajid. Pervaiz Elahi is not mentioned, but the FIR said his role would also be determined.

The sources close to the PMLQ said that no favour had been extended to Muhammad Khan Bhatti as the promotions were granted on merit according to rules and regulations.

Everyone to face accountability across the board - you failed to understand it.

Did he was appointed and promoted from Grade-7 to Grade-22 overnight?

From his appointment till today none in consecutive governments came to senses to investigate his wrongdoings.

When one starts suddenly screaming then it is enough to understand that he himself is on par with that corrupt person.

Was it the era when 'Maqsood Chaprasi (Late)' and his company was in full bloom?
 

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