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PM sacks DG PSB Shoaib Khoso

By Our Correspondent
April 20, 2024
The logo of the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB). — PSB/File
The logo of the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB). — PSB/File

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has terminated Shoaib Khoso contract as the Director General Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) by paying one-month salary in lieu of one-month notice, with immediate effect.

Shoaib Khoso was at loggerheads with the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) that resulted in his ouster as the DG PSB. “The Ministry of IPC with the approval of the Prime Minister has terminated Shoaib Khoso contract after paying one-month salary,” the Establishment Division Notification issued on April 19, says. The News has learned that the decision was taken on the advice of Minister of IPC Ahsan Iqbal. The Minister is likely to appoint the new DG of his confidence after completing the required procedure.

Same thing happened during Ahsan Mazari tenure as the Minister of IPC when Shoaib Khoso was appointed at termination of Col (rtd) Asif Zaman contract. Asif Zaman was appointed by Dr Fahmida Mirza as DG PSB.

When Shoaib Khoso was approached, he said he fell victim to the workers’ cause. “The Ministry is about to deprive PSB workers of their right to medical facilities and pension. I confronted them and ultimately lost my job in the process,” he said. Zahoorul Haq has been given the acting charge of DG PSB or till the time the new DG is appointed.