LAHORE: In the third round of bureaucracy over the weekend, the Punjab government on Wednesday recruited 47 senior officials, including 13 officials who were told to report to the establishment department.
The PML-N provincial government is busy fixing the controversy over the official status of the government of Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz and the absence of a full-fledged government that makes the prime minister and provincial cabinet – according to the Mustafa Impex ruling. by the Supreme Court.
As the Hamza administration replaced eight administrative secretaries and an additional team and deputy secretaries in the prime minister’s office, former PTI information minister Fawad Chaudhry said their administrative and financial decisions were irrelevant.
Talking about this change, especially in spite of legal uncertainty, the relocated official said it was a sign of government insecurity and that he wanted to place his favorite officials in provincial positions so that he could feel safe if he had to go to the polls early.
Following the Supreme Court decision on the Presidential directive, the bureaucracy remained reluctant to issue the transfer, sending orders to officials in the province.
However, sources say the government issued the directives later than midnight Tuesday.
According to the directive, the Punjab government has handed over 13 senior officials of the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) to the coalition government, saying “..they are no longer wanted by the Punjab government”.
The officials are: Punjab Informational Technology Board Chairman Asif Bilal Lodhi; DG Archeology, Punjab, Usman Ali Khan; Board of Punjab Cooperatives for Liquidation chairman Tariq Mehmood Javed; Head of Department of P&D Board, Punjab, Asia Gul; DG Division of Citizens Welfare, Punjab, Ayesha Hameed; DG Division of Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal, Punjab, Mudassar Riaz Malik; Local Government and Department of Social Development (LG&CD), South Punjab, secretary Amir Aqiq Khan; PESSI Commissioner Dr Syed Bilal Haider; DG PHA, Punjab, Zeeshan Javaid; Deputy Secretary of Primary and Secondary Health Syeda Ramallah Ali; deputy finance secretary Kanwal Batool; Deputy Secretary-General of the Department of Basic Literacy and Informal Education Noorish Imran and Director (Program) of Child Protection and Welfare Bureau, Punjab, Rabia Riasat.
Official sources say that although some dedicated officials are accused of being linked to ‘Pharaoh Gogi’s’ fraud’ in the Punjab government led by Buzdar, others have not been named.
Meanwhile, C&W secretary Asadullah Khan has been replaced by Asad Rehman Gillani, secretary of agriculture, who has been replaced by secretary of the Department of Local Government and Social Development.
Secretary of the Department of Planning and Development Mujahid Sherdil has been replaced and appointed secretary of the C&W department. He was also exempted from additional pay for the position of CEO, Infrastructure Development Authority (IDAP).
Special Secretary of the Department of Health and Medical Education Muhammad Ajmal Bhatti has been replaced and appointed secretary of the Department of Energy for his salary and scale against vacant post. You will also be given an additional payment for the position of IDAP CEO for a period of three months or until a regular replacement is appointed, whichever falls first.
Secretary of the Department of Environmental Affairs (EPD) Sed Mubasher Husain has been replaced and instructed to report to the Department of Services and General Management (S & GAD) for further instructions. LG & CD branch secretary Naeem Rauf has been replaced by EPD secretary general.
Secretary of Labor and Human Resources (L&HR) Dr. Suhail Shahzad was replaced and ordered to report to S&GAD for further orders.
Dera Ghazi Khan Commissioner Liaqat Ali Chatha has been replaced and appointed secretary of the L & HR department.
Awaiting submission to S & GAD, Usman Anwar has been deployed as DG Khan Commissioner.
The Secretary of Mines and Minerals (M&M) Aamir Ijaz Akbar has been replaced and ordered to report to S&GAD for further instructions.
The director-general of Quaid-e-Azam Academy for Educational Development (QAED) Muhammad Ali Aamir has been replaced and appointed secretary of the M&M department.
The secretary of the Excise and Tax (E&T) department Waqas Ali Mehmood has been replaced and appointed secretary of the Department of Welfare and Bait-ul-maal.
Secretary for Women Development Saima Saeed has been replaced and appointed secretary of the E&T department. This position will be upgraded to BS-21 as long as it is held by Ms Saeed.
Baitul Maal Secretary of the Department of Social Development Sumaira Samad has been transferred and appointed secretary of the Department of Women Development.
Food Department Secretary Ali Sarfraz Hussain has been replaced and sent as secretary of the Department of Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering against a vacant post.
Department of Transport Secretary / PTA chairperson Nadir Chattha has been replaced by secretary of the food department at his expense and scale.
Revenue Board Member (Justice-I) Muhammad Ahsan Waheed has been replaced and appointed Secretary of Transport / PTA. This post will always be upgraded to BS-21 as long as it is held by Mr Waheed.
Tourism Secretary Asadullah Faiz has been replaced by secretary of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sport in a vacant position.
The Secretary of the Department of Livestock Development and Conservation (L&DD) Naveed Haider Shirazi has been replaced by a Member (Court-I) of the Revenue Board. Faisalabad Commissioner Zahid Hussain was transferred to L & DD secretary general. This post will always be upgraded to BS-21 as long as it is retained by Mr Hussain. Secretary for School Education (SED) Imran Sikandar Baloch has been replaced by Faisalabad Commissioner of State. Sargodha Commissioner Nabeel Javed has been replaced and sent as SED secretary. Added the salary of the secretary of the Department of Higher Education (HED) for a period of three months or until the appointment of an ordinary substitute, whichever comes before. This post will always be upgraded to BS-21 as long as it is held by Mr Javed.
Multan commissioner Irshad Javed has been replaced and sent as Sargodha commissioner.
Additional Principal Secretary, South Punjab, retired Captain Saqib Zafar has been granted additional pay for the Mulatn commissioner’s post.
Retired Bahawalpur Commissioner Captain Zafar Iqbal has been replaced by secretary of the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries against vacant posts.
Secretary of Information and Culture Jahangir Anwar has been replaced and sent as commissioner of Bahawalpur.
Gujranwala Commissioner Ehsan Bhutta has been replaced and appointed secretary of state for tourism.
Member (Production Sector), Planning and Development Board, Punjab, Waqar Azim has been transferred and appointed as the Managing Director of Punjab Purchasing and Management (PPRA).
DG Archeology, Punjab, Usman Ali Khan has been referred and directed to report to S & GAD for further instructions.
Director of Lahore Development Authority Ahmad Aziz Tarar has been transferred and commissioned as Archeology, Punjab DG. The retired Lahore commissioner Captain Muhammad Usman has been given an additional payment for the LDA DG position in addition to his duties for a period of three months or until the appointment of a regular replacement, whichever falls first.
Sahiwal Commissioner Ali Bahadur Qazi has been transferred and instructed to report to S & GAD for further instructions.
Department of Finance (expenditure and business finance) special secretary Silwat Saeed has been replaced and appointed Sahiwal commissioner on his salary and scale.
Co-operatives, Punjab, Registrar Rafaqat Ali has been replaced and appointed DG Director of Taxation and Taxation, Punjab, against vacant post. Punjab Cane Commissioner Zaman Wattoo has been given an additional payment for the registration of co-operative organizations in addition to his term of three months or until a regular replacement is appointed, whichever falls first.
PHA Lahore DG Zeeshan Javaid was referred and instructed to report to S & GAD for further instructions. OSD Umar Jahangir was deployed as PHA Lahore DG, immediately on his pay and scale.
Published Parhlo, May 19, 2022