KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to move Sindh High Court (SHC) against the appointment of Ziaur Rehman, brother of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, in Karachi.
Rehman was recently appointed as Deputy Commissioner in Central district of Karachi by the Sindh government, a move criticised by several political parties considered a violation of Supreme Court’s directives.
PTI leader Haleem Adil Shaikh said consultation with legal counsel is underway and the party will file a petition in SHC in upcoming days. He said the party does not any issue with Rehman but his appointment in Sindh was illegal.
He said the Sindh government requested to transfer services of Rehman in January but is now refusing to send him back to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa despite the federal government’s decision. He asked whether the province was lacking civil service officers.
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The federal government faced stiff criticism and strong reaction from opposition parties in Sindh, and ultimately transferred the services of Zia-ur-Rehman back to the KP government.
Last month, Ziaur Rehman, a Grade 19 officer of Provincial Management Service (PMS), was appointed as deputy commissioner of the District Central in Karachi on deputation.
With days, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has requested to transfer his services back to the provincial government. The Establishment Division had issued a notification repatriating Zia-ur-Rehman back with immediate effect.