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56 top officials reshuffled in Punjab

Transfer and posting orders of 56 officers were issued, including those of the chairman P&D Board and principal secretary to the Punjab governor

By Ziaullah Niazi
March 09, 2024
The image shows the logo of the Punjab government. — X/@GovtofPunjabPK
The image shows the logo of the Punjab government. — X/@GovtofPunjabPK

LAHORE: A few days after Maryam Nawaz assumed charge as chief minister Punjab, massive reshuffle of the Punjab bureaucracy took place on Friday.

Transfer and posting orders of 56 officers were issued, including those of chairman P&D Board and principal secretary to the Punjab governor.

According to a notification, Nabeel Ahmad Awan, principal secretary to the Punjab governor, was transferred, with an immediate effect and posted as chairman, Planning & Development (P&D) Board, Punjab vice Flt. Lt. (retd) Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, already transferred and posted as secretary Agriculture Department.

Fuad Hashim Rabbani, secretary Management & Professional Development Department, was posted as additional chief secretary south Punjab vice Capt (retd) Saqib Zafar, already transferred and posted as principal secretary to Punjab governor; Capt. (retd) Asadullah Khan, chairman Chief Minister’s Inspection Team, was posted as secretary Housing Urban Development & Public Health Engineering Department; Shakeel Ahmad, secretary Home Department, was posted as secretary Local Government & Community Development Department, against a vacant post; Capt. (retd) Noorul-Amin Mengal, awaiting posting, was posted as secretary Home Department; and Rashid Kamalur-Rehman, secretary Environment Protection Department, was directed to report to Services & General Administration Department for further orders.

Javed Akhtar Mahmood, OSD, was posted as secretary Auqaf & Religious Affairs Department; Dr Nasir Iqbal Malik, secretary (Archives & Libraries Wing) of S&GAD, was posted as chief economist, Planning & Development Board; Ali Bahadur Qazi, member (Enquiries-I), S&GAD, was posted as secretary Human Rights & Minorities Affairs; Dr Muhammad Shoaib, secretary Punjab Human Rights & Minorities Affairs, was posted as secretary Management & Professional Development Department; Dr Tahir Raza Bukhari, secretary Auqaf & Religious Affairs Department, was posted as DG Religious Affairs/ Punjab Auqaf Organisation against a vacant post; Iqbal Hussain, chief executive officer, Punjab Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPPA), was posted as secretary Social Welfare & Bait-ul-Maal Department; Muhammad Usman, secretary Food Department, was posted as chief executive officer PPPPA; Moazzam Iqbal Sipra, chief economist, Planning & Development Board, was posted as secretary to Government of the Punjab Food Department; Zahoor Hussain, secretary Social Welfare & Bait-ul-Maal Department, was posted as secretary (Archives & Libraries Wing) of S&GAD; Muzaffar Khan, secretary Planning & Development Board, was posted as secretary Youth Affairs & Sports Department; Dr Asif Tufail, director general Sports & Youth Affairs, was posted as secretary Punjab, Planning & Development Board; and Pervez Iqbal, awaiting posting, was posted as director general, Sports & Youth Affairs.

Khalid Saleem, secretary Higher Education Department, and Muhammad Ahsan Waheed, secretary School Education Department, were transferred and directed to report to the S&GAD for further orders.

Dr Ehtisham Anwar, commissioner Bahawalpur Division, was transferred and posted as secretary School Education Department; Nadir Chattha, secretary Agriculture, was posted as commissioner Bahawalpur; Dr Farrukh Naveed, secretary (Implementation) to Chief Minister Punjab, was posted as secretary Higher Education; Mudassar Riaz Malik, DG Social Welfare & Bait-ul-Maal, was posted as DG Wildlife & Parks; Danish Afzal, OSD, was posted as secretary (Implementation) to Chief Minister; Ms Amina Munir, DG Special Education, was posted as DG Social Welfare & Bait-ul-Maal; Mubeen Illahi, DG Wildlife & Parks, was directed to report to the S&GAD for further orders; Mrs Shahida Farrukh Naveed, special secretary Higher Education, was posted as DG Special Education; Munibur-Rehman, additional secretary (Coordination) to Additional Chief Secretary, was posted as special secretary Higher Education; Khalid Nazir, DG Punjab Housing Town Planning Agency (PHATA, was posted as special secretary School Education; and Ms Kalsoom Saqib, special secretary School Education, was directed to report to the S&GAD, enabling her to attend Senior Management Course (SMC). Saif Anwar Jappa, DG Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), was posted as director general, Punjab Housing Town Planning Agency (PHATA); Mrs. Kinza Murtaza, awaiting posting, was posted as director general RDA; Rafaqat Ali, special secretary (Budget & Resource) Finance Department, was posted as secretary (I&C), S&GAD; Syed Muhammad Masood Nouman, additional secretary (Budget), was posted as special secretary (Budget & Resource) Finance Department; Wajid Ali Shah, awaiting posting, was posted as special secretary Specialised Healthcare & Medical Education Department; Muhammad Ahmad, special secretary Chief Minister’s Office, was posted as special secretary, Primary & Secondary Healthcare; Waqar Hussain, chief of section, Planning & Development Board, was posted as special secretary Chief Minister’s Office; Flt. Lt. (retd) Tahir Farooq (Additional Secretary (Admn) S&AD, was posted as director general, Lahore Development Authority (LDA); Umer Sher, additional secretary (Admn.) Agriculture Department, was posted as additional secretary Chief Minister’s Office; Muhammad Ali Bukhari, additional secretary Finance Department, was posted as additional secretary (Budget), Finance Department; while services of Umer Abbas Mela, chief strategy officer IDAP, were placed at the disposal of the Finance Department.

Muhammad Nouman Siddique, additional secretary Housing Urban Development Department & Public Health Engineering Department, was transferred and posted as additional secretary Chief Minister’s Office; Capt. (retd) Shahmeer Iqbal, deputy secretary Irrigation Department, was posted as chief executive officer, Infrastructure Development Authority of Punjab (IDAP); Muhammad Khan Ranjah, Member (Colonies), Board of Revenue, was directed to report to the S&GAD for further orders; while Shaukat Ali, awaiting posting, was posted as member (Colonies), Board of Revenue; Shahzad Saeed, member CMIT, was posted as member (Judicial-VIII), Board of Revenue; Muhammad Zaman Wattoo, OSD, was posted as member (Taxes), Board of Revenue; Saqib Manan, OSD, was posted as member (Enquiries-IV) S&GAD; Muhammad Ali, DG Excise & Taxation, was directed to report to the S&GAD, enabling him to attend Senior Management Course (SMC); while Faisal Fareed, OSD, was posted as DG Excise & Taxation; Flt. Lt. (retd) Imran Qureshi, DG Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), was directed to report to the S&GAD, enabling him to attend Senior Management Course (SMC); while Irfan Ali, OSD, was posted as DG PDMA. Capt (retd) Nadeem Nasir, deputy secretary (Services) S&GAD, was transferred and posted as additional secretary (Admn) S&GAD; and Capt (retd) Muhammad Shahrukh Cheema, deputy secretary (Establishment) S&GAD, was posted as deputy secretary (Services), S&GAD.