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November 30, 2019

14 promoted to Grade-22: Massive reshuffle of bureaucrats in Centre, Punjab

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November 30, 2019

LAHORE: During the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, the Centre as well as Punjab have witnessed large-scale reshuffle of bureaucrats for the first time “to improve performance of the governments”.

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired meetings in the Centre and called Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and expressed his displeasure over administration’s poor performance in various sectors, particularly its failure to control sky-rocketing price-hike, increasing crime rate, etc.

During the meetings, it was decided that reshuffle would take place in the Centre and Punjab chief secretary and Inspector General of Police Punjab would be replaced to improve governance. It was also decided that underperforming police and civil officers would also be replaced. However, in the meeting, it was decided that the new team of officers in Punjab would be formed with the consultation of newchief secretary and the IGP Punjab.

The current DG FIA, Bashir Ahmed Memon, who was due to retire on December 17, and many other have been made OSD. In the federal government, a notification was issued on Friday regarding transfer and posting of several officers including DG FIA, IG Pakistan Railways, Federal Secretary Information and Broadcasting, and 14 officers were promoted to BS-22.

Mushtaq Ahmad Mehar, BS-21 officer of Police Service, presently serving as Executive Director State Life Insurance Corporation Karachi, has also been promoted to BS-22 and upon promotion has been transferred and posted as IG Pakistan Railways vice Wajid Zia, who headed the JIT to probe Panama Papers issue involving the Sharif family also. Wajid Zia has already been transferred and posted as Director General FIA replacing Bashir Memon who will retire from government service on Dec 17, 2019. Wajid Zia had served on key positions like Additional Director General (Immigration) FIA, Intelligence Bureau and Motorway Police. He also worked in the Economic Crimes Wing of the FIA and was part of the team that probed the Haj scam.

Zahida Parveen, BS-21 officer of Information Group, posted as Additional Secretary Information and Broadcasting Division, has been promoted to BS-22 and posted as Secretary Information and Broadcasting Division. Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, a grade-22 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service, has been posted as Secretary Interior Division.

Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik, Additional Secretary National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, has been promoted to BS-22 and posted as Secretary of the same department. Muhammad Ilyas, presently posted in Punjab, has also been promoted to BS-22. Imran Nasir Khan, Managing Director Passco, too has been promoted to BS-22 and after his promotion the post of MD Passco has been upgraded as personal to him. Dr Syed Pervaiz Abbas, who was posted in Punjab, after promotion in BS-22, has been posted as Secretary Economic Affairs Division. Dr Pervez Ahmad Khan, has also been promoted to BS-22 and upon promotion his services in the Punjab were withdrawn and posted as Special Secretary Inter-provincial Coordination Division. Ali Raza Bhutta, Secretary Benazir Income Support Programme, after having promotion in BS-22, has been transferred and posted as Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division. Afzal Latif, Additional Secretary Cabinet Division, has also been promoted to BS-22 and posted as Secretary Industries and Production Division. Babar Hayat Tarar, posted as Senior Member Board of Revenue during massive reshuffle in Punjab, too has been promoted to BS-22. Muhammad Ali Shahzada, Additional Secretary PM Office, after having promotion in BS-22, has been transferred and posted as Special Secretary Establishment Division.

Capt. (retd) Ahmad Latif, police officer of BS-21, who was posted in Punjab, after having promotion in BS-22, has been transferred and posted as MD National Police Foundation (NPF) and post of MD NPF also has been up-graded as personal to him. Shoaib Dastgir, who has been posted as IG Punjab three days, has also been promoted to BS-22. Muhammad Tahir, PSP officer of BS-21, Commandant National Police Academy, too has been promoted to BS-22.

Meanwhile after the posting of Wajid Zia, the services of some senior police officers presently serving in the FIA have been withdrawn and they have been directed to report to the Establishment Division. The police officers who have been directed to report to the Establishment include Muhammad Wisal Fakhar Sultan, PSP officer of BS-20, Muhammad Waqar Abbasi, PSP officer of BS-20, Muhammad Tariq Chohan, PSP officer of BS-20, and Akhtar Hayat, PSP officer of BS-20. Moreover, services of three police officers have been placed at the disposal of FIA including Irfan Ali Baloch, PSP officer of BS-20, presently at the disposal of Sindh government, Faisal Ali Raja, PSP officer of BS-20, presently posted in National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) and Umar Riaz, PSP officer of BS-19, presently serving in National Police Academy.

After the posting of new chief secretary and IGP Punjab, the entire administrative setup in Punjab had been changed. Senior officers of Police and Punjab bureaucracy including additional chief secretary, additional chief secretary Home, Senior Member Board of Revenue, chairman P&D Board, administrative secretaries, divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners were reshuffled on Friday.

As per the notification, Momin Agha, Secretary Specialised Healthcare & Medical Education, has been transferred and posted as Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Zafar Nasrullah Khan, Secretary Food, has been directed to report to the S&GAD, Babar Hayat Tarar, Principal Secretary to Governor Punjab, has been posted as Senior Member Boar of Revenue (SMBR), Dr Rashid Mansoor, Secretary Special Education, has been posted as Principal Secretary to Governor Punjab.

Tahir Khurshid, Secretary C&W, has been directed to report to the S&GAD, Capt (retd) Asadullah Khan, currently at the disposal of Punjab government, has been posted as Secretary C&W, Shoukat Ali, SMBR, has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary Punjab, Irum Bukhari, Secretary Schools Education, has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary (Energy), Arif Anwar Baloch, Secretary Literacy & Non-Formal Basic Education, as Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture & Rural Economy.

Dr Raheel Ahmad Siddiqui, ACS Urbanisation & Infrastructure, has been posted as Chairman CMIT, Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh (awaiting posting) has been posted as Chariman P&D Board, Ambreen Raza, Secretary Social Welfare, has been posted as Secretary Women Development Department, Nadeem Mahbub, Secretary Youth Affairs, Sports & Tourism, has been posted as Secretary Housing & Urban Development.

Salman Ijaz, Secretary Environment Protection, has been directed to report to S&GAD, Amir Ijaz Akbar, Secretary Mines & Minerals (on officiating basis), has been directed to report the S&GAD, Syed Ali Murtaza, ACS Home, has been posted as Secretary Irrigation, Sumaira Samad, ACS Agriculture & Rural Economy, has been posted as Secretary Literacy & Non-Formal Basic Education, Capt (retd) Muhammad Asif, OSD, has been posted as Secretary Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries, Khalid Sherdil, Secretary Public Prosecution, has been posted as Secretary Management & Professional Development Department, Nabeel Ahmad Awan, Secretary Livestock & Dairy Development, has been posted as Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education.

Hassan Iqbal, Secretary Population Welfare, has been posted as Secretary Mines & Minerals, Saima Saeed, Secretary MPDD, has been posted as Secretary Environment Protection, Nabeel Javed, Secretary Women Development Department, has been posted as Secretary Public Prosecution, Sheheryar Sultan, has been posted as Secretary Schools Education, and Gulzar Hussain Shah (awaiting posting) has been posted as Secretary Auqaf & Religious Affairs.

Capt (retd) Saqib Zafar, Commissioner Rawalpindi, has been posted as Secretary Energy Department, Flt-Lt (retd) Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, Commissioner Multan, has been posted as Principal Secretary to CM Punjab vice Dr Shoaib Akbar, who is on 90 days leave. Waqas Ali Mahmood, Member (consolidation) BoR, has been posted as Secretary Food.

Aamir Jan, Secretary Energy, has been posted as Secretary Population Welfare, Ehsan Bhutta, Special Secretary Home, has been posted as Secretary Youth Affairs, Sports & Tourism, Javed Iqbal Buhari, Commissioner Overseas Pakistani Commission, has been posted as Secretary Special Education, Mansoor Qadir, Secretary Cooperatives, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Ahmad Raza Sarwar (upon placing his services at the disposal of Punjab government) will be posted as Secretary Cooperatives Department, Saqib Manan, Commissioner PESSI, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Tanvir Iqbal Tabasum, OSD, has been posted as Commissioner PESSI, Faisal Zahoor, Registrar Cooperative Societies, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Shahid Niaz, OSD, has been posted as Registrar Cooperative Societies, Shaukat Ali Khichi, DG Mines & Minerals, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Muhammad Akhtar, MD Punjab Curriculum & Textbook Board, has been posted as DG Mines & Minerals, Zahid Hussain, DG Excise & Taxation, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Suhail Shahzad, OSD, has been posted as DG Excise & Taxation.

Usman Moazzam, Director General LDA, has been directed to report to S&GAD, Sumair Ahmad Syed, Additional Secretary (Welfare) S&GAD, has been posted as DG LDA, Nadeem Ahmad Abro, DG Rawalpindi Development Authority, has been directed to report to S&GAD, Ammara Khan, Additional Secretary Primary & Secondary Healthcare, has been posted as DG Rawalpindi Development Authority, and Irfan Nawaz, Additional Secretary (Vertical Program) Primary & Secondary Healthcare (on acting charge basis), has been posted DG Punjab Food Authority.

Capt (retd) Saif Anjum, Secretary Irrigation, has been transferred and posted as Commissioner Lahore, Dr Farah Masood, OSD, has been posted as Commissioner Sargodha, Shanul Haq, Special Secretary (Operations) Schools Education, has been posted as Commissioner Multan Division, Mudassar Riaz Malik, Commissioner D.G Khan, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Nasim Sadiq, Secretary Housing, has been posted as Commissioner D.G Khan, Capt. (retd) Muhammad Mahmood, Secretary Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries, has been posted as Commissioner Rawalpindi Division, Nayyar Iqbal, Commissioner Bahawalpur, has been posted as Secretary Auqaf & Religious Affairs, Asif Iqbal, Member (Judicial-V) BoR, has been posted as Commissioner Bahawalpur, Nadeem-ur-Rehman, Commissioner Sahiwal, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Ahsan Waheed, DG Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission, has been posted as Commissioner Sahiwal, Mahmood Javed Bhatti, Commissioner Faisalabad, has been directed to report the S&GAD, and Ashraf Ali, has been posted as Commissioner Faisalabad.

Tariq Mahmood Bukhari, DC Sheikhupra, has been transferred and directed to report the S&GAD, Sidrah Unis, Deputy Secretary Establishment (S&GAD), has been transferred and posted as DC Sheikhupura, Ishratullah Khan Niazi, DC Attock, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Ali Anan Qamar, Additional Secretary (Coordination) CS Punjab, has been posted as DC Attock, Marryam Khan, DC Okara, has been posted as Additional Secretary (Coordination) CS Punjab, Usman Ali, OSD, has been posted as DC Okara, Naila Baqir, DC Gurjanwala, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Lt. (retd) Sohail Ashraf, DG Wildlife & Parks, has been posted as DC Gujranwala, Umer Sher, DC Sialkot, has been posted as DC Mianwali, Dr. Waheed Asghar, DC Narrowal, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Mehr Shahid Zaman, Aditional Secretary Local Government, has been posted as DC Narrowal, Capt. (retd) Abdul Sattar, DC Chakwal, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Zaman Wattoo, Secretary (Colonies) BoR, has been posted as DC Chakwal, Asia Gul, DC Sargodha, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Abdullah Nayyar Sheikh, Deputy Secretary (Admn) Primary & Secondary Healthcare, has been posted as DC Sargodha, Ashfaq Ahmad, DC Khanewal, has been directed to report the S&GAD, Agha Zaheer Abbas Sherazi, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Multan, has been posted as DC Khanewal.

Dr Ehtisham Anwar, DC Sahiwal, has been directed to report to S&GAD, Zeeshan Javaid, DC Layyah (acting charge basis) has been posted as DC Sahiwal, Azfar Zia, Adl DC (Coordination) DG Khan, has been posted as DC Layyah, Irfan Ali Khan, DC Vehari (acting charge basis) has been directed to report the S&GAD, Waqas Rashid, DC DG Khan, has been posted as DC Vehari, Flt. (retd) Tahir Farooq, currently at the disposal of CM Office, has been posted as DC G.G Khan, Jameel Ahmad, DC Muzaffargarh, has been posted as DC RY Khan.

Ali Shahzad, DC Muzaffargarh, has been posted as DC RY Khan, Amjad Shoaib Khan Tareen, Secretary (Revenue) BoR, has been posted as DC Muzaffargarh, Aman Anwar Kedwai, DC Chiniot, has been directed to report to S&GAD, Muhammad Riaz, Deputy Secretary CM Office, has been posted as DC Chiniot, Afzal Nasir Khan, DC Rajanpur, has been directed to report the S&GAD, while Zulfiqar Ali, Adl Secretary Labour & Human Resource, has been posted as DC Rajanpur.

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