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PM replaces top bureaucrats in major reshuffle

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  1. Verve

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    ISLAMABAD / LAHORE: In a massive reshuffle at the federal level, the government has issued orders for the appointment, promotion and transfer of 44 officers in Islamabad and 90 officers in Punjab.

    The decision to reshuffle the bureaucracy in Punjab was anxiously awaited since earlier this week after Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed his dissatisfaction with the administrative structure of the province and had ordered the provincial government not to hesitate from removing civil servants stymying the performance of the government.

    According to a notification issued by the Establishment Division on Friday, former Punjab chief secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar has been appointed as secretary interior, Environmental Change secretary Hassan Nasir Jami as Aviation Division secretary, Industries and Production Secretary Amir Ashraf Khawaja as Climate Change secretary and Habibur Rehman Gillani from Punjab has been appointed as federal secretary railways.

    PM Imran shakes up Punjab bureaucracy

    Zahida Parveen of the Information Group has been promoted to Grade-22 and appointed as federal secretary information, while Allah Bux Malik who has also been promoted to Grade-22 in Pakistan Administrative Service has been appointed as National Health Services secretary, Ali Raza Bhutta as Poverty Elevation Division secretary, Afzal Latif as Industries and Production secretary, Imran Nasir as PASCO MD, Syed Pervaiz Abbas in Economic Affairs Division, Pervaiz Ahmed khan as Inter provincial Coordination Division special secretary, Mohammad Ali Shahzada as Establishment Division special secretary and Muhammad Ilyas and Babar Hayat Tarar would continue their services in Punjab.

    Inspector General of Police, Punjab Shoaib Dastagir has been promoted to Grade-22 of Police Service of Pakistan. Captain (retd) Ahmed Latif has been appointed as National Police Foundation MD, Mushtaq Mehar as IG Railway Police and Muhammad Tahir as National Police Academy commandant.

    Aviation Secretary Shahrukh Nusrat, Sardar Ijaz Ahmad Khan Jaffar, Shaista Sohail and Bashir Ahmad were directed to report to the Establishment Division.

    Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) Grade-21 officer Dr Shahzad Khan Bangash has been appointed as Immigration and Passport director general, while services of his predecessor Ishrat Hussain have been entrusted with the Punjab government.

    Further, Fakhar Alam Irfan has been deployed as additional interior secretary, Information Technology additional secretary Jawad Paul has been transferred as additional secretary to the PM, while Petroleum Division additional secretary Sher Afgan Khan is now Food Security additional secretary, Secretariat Group’s Grade-21 officer Muhammad Yaqoob Chaudhry has been transferred as Petroleum Division additional secretary, Aizaz Aslam Dar has been appointed as Information Technology additional secretary. Grade-21 officer Hamid Yaqoob Shaikh, Grade-20 officer Ahmed Raza Sarwar and Capt (retd) Asadullah have been transferred.

    The government has directed Tahir Khurshid and Zafar Iqbal, Grade-21 officers, serving in the Punjab government and Grade-20 officers Muhammad Asif Bilal Lodhi and Dr Shoaib Akbar to report to the Establishment Division.

    The federal government has appointed Police Service of Pakistan Grade-21 officer Wajid Zia as Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director general. On the other side, the government has directed the existing FIA DG Bashir Memon to report to the Establishment Division.

    The government has directed the top FIA personnel, including additional DG Mujeebur Rehman and additional DG, and four directors Ahmed Mukarram, Wisal Fakhr Sultan, Waqar Abbasi, Tariq Chauhan, and Akhtar Hayat Gundapur, to report to the Establishment Division.

    Orders have been issued for Grade-21 PSP officers Abu Bkar Khudabakhsh from FIA, Irfan Baloch from Sindh Police, Faisal Raja from Nacta, and Omar Riaz from the National Police Academy for appointment as the FIA directors.

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/2109179/1-pm-replaces-top-bureaucrats-major-reshuffle/?amp=1

    Somehow this big news was missed here ...

    @Mangus Ortus Novem @ps3linux @Shane @PakSword
     
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    How long before the next reshuffle? Another 6 months?

    Maybe PM Khan should consider resigning.
     
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    A Punjabi saying sums up the situation quite comprehensively

    Annay ****** harna paysh

    Do also ban double swari while the govt is at it :lol:
     
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    They should.. if they do not perform.. Isn't it a good thing?

    You will have to request it next time in Fazlu's Dharna.
     
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    It's a very good thing. But why does he keep picking incompetent people as part of his team?

    He promised merit but keeps selecting incompetency.
     
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    That's not your problem
    And no member of pti is more incompetent than cartoons like talal chauhdry Maryam aurangzaib pervez Rasheed etc
    PDF members and lifafas has very weak memory
     
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    tomorrow
     
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    Chalo ab aap ka mufakar-e-Ala Najam Sethi na keh diya hai to chay mahenay to sakoon sai baitho na phir.

    khawaheshain aisi ka har khawahesh pa dam nilklay.
    Forward your brilliant suggestion to IK via the PM portal.
    Additionally can you guys get your *hit in order and let us know who is leading PMLN: Nawaz? Shahbaz? Maryam? Hamza? Or your Rahbar FazlurRahman aka Diesel (the name Diesel is copyright of Khawaja Asif).
     
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    Apparently he was very confident fat Diesel will succeed in getting IK to resign in Islamabad dharna , so far its not happened according to his wishes.
     
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    Standard procedure in progressive govnts allover the world. FYI
     
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    From where he should get the competent lot when the it is filled with incompetent one... Perforce has to select from these incompetent ones
     
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    Shahbaz Sharif's rule back in Punjab without him

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    ISLAMABAD: The massive bureaucratic reshuffle in Punjab, ordered directly by Prime Minister Imran Khan, brings back Shahbaz Sharif team of go-getters but in the process totally defeats and erodes the PTI's own corruption narrative against the former chief minister.

    All key positions in the new set-up have been given to Shahbaz Sharif's blue-eyed officers, who were responsible for development and governance during the younger Sharif's ten-year rule in Punjab.

    Most of these officers were responsible for key projects, which are identified by PML-N and Shahbaz Sharif like Orange Train, Multan Metro, underpasses and mega projects of Lahore,Nandipur power project and others. More than a dozen of officers, now brought back to deliver for Usman Buzdar government, were directly working with Shahbaz Sharif in the CM Secretariat.

    However, with their fingers crossed many in the bureaucracy wonder if Usman Buzdar would be able to lead this team of go-getters like Shahbaz Sharif successfully did in the past.

    The new bureaucratic team being marketed as panacea for all the ills of PTI in Punjab is led my Major (R) Azam Suleman - the new Chief Secretary who has been Secretary C&W (the most lucrative dept in the province) for five years under Shahbaz Sharif.

    Shahbaz Sharif took so much interest in development that he never appointed a C&W minister and directly interacted with Secretary Azam Suleman. Azam was instrumental in execution of mega projects in Punjab and Lahore. Reputed to be a tough no none sense officer, Azam suleman was regarded as blue eyed of Shahbaz.

    According to sources, Shahbaz Sharif had such a great liking for Major Azam and even after his promotion to BS-22 he was retained as ACS Home in Punjab for five years - longest tenure ever. Strangely, at that time the PTI used to blame him for Model Town incident.

    Officers like Nabeel Awan, Abdullah Sumbal, Nadeem Mahboob, Javed Qazi, Sajid Dahl, all reputed ace officers of DMG/PAS had served in Shahbaz Sharif immediate team as secretary to CM for development, implementation and coordination. Some in the CM Secretariat and were responsible for governance and development in Punjab. All have been given key positions in the recent reshuffle.

    Nabeel Awan posted as Secretary Health and also Livestock, Asad Sumbal as Secretary Finance, Nadeem Mahboob as Secretary Housing to implement PM housing vision, Javed Qazi as Secretary LG deptt, the most important department politically and administratively - Sajid Dahl as Secretary Higher Education.

    Similarly a number of former PSOs, who shahbaz had trained as live-wire Young Turks, have been given key field assignments. For example, Sumair Syed, Amara Khan, Ahsan Waheed, Naseem Sadiq were PSOs to Shahbaz Sharif and he gave them key assignments as DCOs of Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan and Kasur.

    The PTI has now posted Naseem Sadiq as Commissioner DG Khan, Sumair Syed as DG LDA, Ammar Khan as DG RDA and Ahsan Waheed as Commissioner, Sahiwal. Capt Mahmood, who was responsible for Nandipur power project and Lahore horticulture - two favorite subjects of Shahbaz Sharif- is new commissioner Rawalpindi.

    Capt Saif Anjum again a very upright and honest officer whom Shahbaz trusted with Irrigation deptt for three years has been made commissioner Lahore. Momin Agha, another favorite of Shahbaz who was his Secretary information and commissioner Faisalabad, both immensely important assignments, has been posted ACS Home.

    Former CM Shahbaz' Finance Secretaries Shaukat Ali and Hamid Yaqoob Sheikh have been placed on most important positions of ACS Punjab and Chairman Planning respectively. Abdullah Sumbal who was favourite Secretary of CM Shahbaz and whom he made commissioner Lahore, is now Secretary Finance.

    Capt Asad Ullah, who executed Multan Metero is new Secretary C&W and Shaukat Ali who was Secretary Transport and supervised Orange Line is new ACS. Babur Tarar, who was commissioner Sahiwal, Secretary Health and Secretary Cooperatives under Shahbaz, will be Senior Member Board of Revenue in the new setup.

    Iftikhar Saho, a well-reputed DMG officer, who was Secretary Planning under Shahbaz for almost five years and was directly responsible for all developments in Punjab, has been picked as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Buzdar.

    A senior retired bureaucrat said that by bringing back the whole Shahbaz Sharif team, the PTI government has defeated its own mantra of corruption under Shahbaz Sharif.

    Another peculiar feature of the latest reshuffle is that many officers considered close to Buzdar have been sidelined. Buzdar's Principal Secretary Dr Shaoaib has been made OSD. Buzdar's uncle Capt Ejaz, who was ACS; Tahir Khurshid whom Buzdar made as Secretary C&W and his Principal Secretary have also being sidelined. Tahir Khurshid had been commissioner of DG Khan under Buzdar.

    Zafar Iqbal, Commissioner of Sargodha and said to be closely associated with Chaudries of Gujrat has also been sidelined.

    DG LDA Usman Mauzam, appointed by Buzdar, also made OSD. A number of field officers considered close to Buzdar including famous SSP Taimur Buzdar, who is his uncle, has been removed for active field assignment. A keen observer of Punjab bureaucracy observed, "It is strange that Buzdar's favourites have been sidelined and replaced by Shahbaz favourites." He added, "How would this reality gel with PTI narrative of Shahbaz is bad and Buzdar is great."

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/577223-shahbaz-s-rule-back-in-punjab-without-him
     
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    What a twisted narrative. But some will lap it up.
     
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    It is called fact. Some have problem accepting the reality.