CM Sindh ap­proves cab­i­net reshuf­fle

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Days af­ter se­nior Pak­istan Peo­ples Party (PPP) leader Mir Hazar Khan Bi­jarani re­fused to take charge of Sindh min­istry of ed­u­ca­tion, the port­fo­lio was re­al­lot­ted to for­mer ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, as the Sindh chief min­is­ter ap­proved the reshuf­fling of cab­i­net.

Bi­jarani, who ear­lier had the port­fo­lio of Works and Ser­vices, had re­fused to take charge of the ed­u­ca­tion min­istry say­ing he can­not work with the 'in­flu­en­tial' sec­re­tary of the depart­ment, Fa­zlul­lah Pechuho, who also hap­pens to be a brother-in-law of Pak­istan Peo­ples Party (PPP) co-chair­per­son Asif Ali Zar­dari. "It is dif­fi­cult to work with the in­cum­bent sec­re­tary of the depart­ment," sources said, quot­ing Bi­jarani reg­is­ter­ing com­plaints with the chief min­is­ter.

Af­ter Bi­jarani's re­fusal, Khuhro was re­al­lot­ted the port­fo­lio of ed­u­ca­tion in ad­di­tion to the in­for­ma­tion min­istry.

Fur­ther, Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter for Fi­nance, Energy and Plan­ning & De­vel­op­ment Mu­rad Ali Shah has been given the ad­di­tional charge of ir­ri­ga­tion min­istry. The port­fo­lio was ear­lier given to Khuhro.

Mean­while, for­mer In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter Shar­jeel Inam Me­mon has been given charge of min­istries of Works & Ser­vices and Ar­chives.

Tariq Ma­sood has been given the port­fo­lio of katchi abadis and spa­tial de­vel­op­ment. The min­istry had fell va­cant af­ter PPP MNA from Lyari Javed Nagori re­signed last week. Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials, Nagori was asked to re­sign on PPP MNA Faryal Talpur's or­ders. While the spokesper­son for CM House stated his poor health con­di­tion as the rea­son for the de­mand for res­ig­na­tion, sources privy to the de­vel­op­ment told The Ex­press Tri­bune that the cov­eted post of sec­re­tary-gen­eral of Karachi di­vi­sion and tick­ets for the up­com­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tion were the bone of con­tention.

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