KARACHI: Muhammad Iqbal Memon has replaced Navid Ahmed Shaikh as Karachi Commissioner after a major reshuffle in Sindh’s bureaucracy.
Memon, a Grade 21 officer, has been appointed with immediate effect as Commissioner Karachi Division, while Shaikh has been appointed the head of Chief Minister’s Inspection Enquiries and Implementation Team.
Former Karachi Administrator Laeeq Ahmed, a Grade 20 officer of Secretariat Group, who has been awaiting posting has now been appointed Secretary for Labour and Human Resource in place of Abdul Rasheed Solangi. He was posted as information secretary replacing Ejaz Hussain Baloch who was posted as member of the Board of Revenue.
The provincial government transferred finance secretary Syed Hassan Naqvi, a Grade-20 PAS officer, and posted him as chairman of the Planning & Development (P&D) Board, relieving Dr Sheeren Mustafa of the additional charge of the chairperson of P&D Board.
Agriculture, Food and Prices Secretary Abdul Rahim Soomro, a PAS Grade 20 officer, was transferred and posted as member of the Board of Revenue replacing Pervez Ahmed Seehar, who was posted as agriculture secretary.
Special Finance Secretary Asif Jahangir was posted as finance secretary. Special Secretary Bilal Ahmed (Grade-20) was transferred and posted as investment secretary, relieving Abdul Haleem Shaikh of the additional charge of the office.
On Aug 5, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah expanded his cabinet by inducting four more ministers — Mohammad Sajid Jokhio, Giyanoo Mal, Syed Zia Abbas Shah and Jam Khan Shoro, and three advisers — Manzoor Hussain Wassan for agriculture, Fayaz Ali Butt for zakat and ushr, and Rasool Bux Chandio for rehabilitation and relief . The chief minister had also reallocated portfolios of several cabinet members, including information minister and education ministers.