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Magsi reshuffles top bureaucracy

January 18, 2013

Governor Balochistan Zulfiqar Magsi (R) with Prime Minster Raja Pervez Ashraf .— Photo by INP

QUETTA, Jan 17: After taking over as the chief executive of Balochistan, Governor Zulfiqar Ali Magsi has made a major reshuffle in the provincial bureaucracy and warned that disciplinary action will be taken against officials who use political pressure for transfer and posting.

The governor issued an order on Thursday to his secretariat not to issue any directive to any official regarding postings and transfers.

“Any government official using political pressure and approach for posting and transfer will face strict disciplinary action,” Nawab Magsi warned, adding that all transfers and postings would be made on merit and all powers in this regard would rest with the chief secretary.

After the imposition of governor rule, Mr Magsi has taken some important decisions in view of the Supreme Court orders in the Balochistan law and order case.

All officers who were waiting for posting have been appointed on different posts.

The finance, information, law and health secretaries; senior member of the Board of Revenue; director general of excise and taxation; and principal secretary to the chief minister have been transferred.

According to a notification, Energy Secretary Dosteen Jamaldani has been transferred and posted as Finance Secretary.

Mushtaq Raisani who headed the finance ministry will take over the minerals department. Mohammad Hashim Tareen who was waiting for posting has been appointed as Secretary for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mazhar Rana will take over as Prosecution Secretary.

Planning and Development Secretary Miran Jan Kakar will take over as Senior Member of the BoR and his post will be filled by Implementation Secretary Shakeel Qadir.

Information Secretary Nasibullah Khan Bazai has been made Health Secretary in place of Asmatullah Khan Kakar who will work as P&D (Implementation) Secretary. Ikhtiar Khan Bangulzai, who was waiting for a posting, will be the Public Health Engineering Secretary, while Prosecution Secretary Asadur Rehman Gilani has been posted as Secretary for Law and Parliamentary Affairs.

BoR Senior Member Sarwar Javed has been posted as Information Secretary. PHE Secretary Mohammad Gul Mengal has been asked to report at the same department and Agriculture and Cooperatives Secretary Mohammad Aslam Mengal at the Agriculture College in Quetta.

Mohammad Hashim Rabbani, a senior officer awaiting a posting, has been made Power Secretary and Akhtar Mohammad Kakar Director General of Industries.

Ghulam Mohammad Sabir, who was also waiting for posting, will take over as Joint Chief Economist in the Planning and Development Department.

Mohammad Siddiq Shirani, who was waiting for posing, has been posted as Managing Director of the Health Foundation and Dr Aftab Ahmed Baloch as Director General of Excise and Taxation. Former principal secretary to chief minister Hafiz Abdul Basit will take over as Women Development Secretary, Excise and Taxation DG Hamid Al Karim as Administrator of the Quetta Metropolitan Corporation and Khuda-i-Nazar Baraich, who was waiting for posting, as Finance Director in the Gwadar Development Authority.

QMC Administrator Abdul Wali Kakar and Industries Director General Jahanzaib Khan have been asked to report to the services and general administration department.