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Why a big cabinet?


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I WANT to record my protest against the size of the caretaker government in Sindh. There are 17 ministers and three advisers who have been sworn in by the governor. And there is news that nine more will be inducted soon. The total will come to be 29, which is very huge. Why has Sindh always kept so many ministers in every tenure?

The previous permanent setup in Sindh had 60 full-time ministers, over a dozen advisers and special assistants who raised the cost of administering a ‘poor province’, did less for development but more for increasing their perks and privileges.

If Punjab can be administered with eight ministers in the previous permanent setup and four in the current caretaker government, why can't Sindh do the same? I request the governor and Sindh chief minister to please cut the size of the cabinet to six so that Sindh’s finances are not burdened.


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Husain Jan Apr 14, 2013 05:03am
If the Sindh Caretaker CM was so considerate he would never ..never ever have inducted so many ministers and advisers in the very first go. As regards the governor saheb, he seems to be enjoying his long stint and does not seem to be interested in any thing except of course the matters related to his own party. There is no way this extra large cabinet can be justified from any angle especially when the CM of much larger province of Punjab is comfortable with just 4-5 ministers. Please have mercy on poor masses of the province and the country, please don't waste tax payers money on ministers etc.
Mohammad Farooq Apr 14, 2013 07:11am
It is simple............ to please major stakeholders from previous government.
alazy Apr 15, 2013 05:18am
what a waste These ministers will accumulate big bank balance within 2 months