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Corrupt female officer appointed in new post of DMC Central

KARACHI: An influential female officer of Karachi’s District Municipal Corporation (DMC) Central, Shamoona Sadafhas been appointed to a new post instead of investigating the allegations of corruption against her.

According to details, despite serious allegations of corruption, DMC Central Director Sanitation Shimona Sadaf, who has always held lucrative positions, has been re-appointed as Director Outdoor Advertising in the department.

Shamoona Sadaf is facing allegations of corruption and illegal recruitment. Sources have informed that she was illegally recruited as payroll in charge at Grade 16 in DMC Korangi.

Due to the alleged corruption charges and several complaints, former chairman Rehan Hashmi earlier issued transfer orders of Shamoona Sadaf to DMC Korangi. However, she was again shifted to DMC Central due to political influence.

On April 30, 2019, the Sindh Local Government had summoned Shamoona Sadaf and Akhtar Ali Sheikh, former Municipal Commissioner of DMC Central, under an inquiry ordered from the NAB.

It may be recalled that the Local Government Board does not have the power to transfer or appoint Council Service officers while this power is vested in the Sindh Local Government Department.

Senior officials said that instead of suspending the female officer for inquiry, she has been re-appointed in the dependent.

The Chief Secretary and Additional Chief Secretary should take immediate notice of the appointment and the female officer should be suspended till the inquiry, the officials demanded.