KARACHI: The appointment of Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s brother in Karachi has sparked an argument with the opposition events blaming the Sindh authorities for favouring the JUI-F to make the upcoming all events convention a “success”.
The info, quite the opposite, are telling a special story.
According to the paperwork seen by Geo News, the federal authorities in January 2020 had transferred the providers of Zia-ur-Rehman, a Grade-19 officer of Provincial Management Service, to Sindh on deputation.
On Thursday, he was appointed as Deputy Commissioner for the metropolis’ Central district, based on a notification issued by the Services, General Administration and Coordination Department of the Sindh authorities.
Rehman had been transferred from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and was “posted with immediate effect and until further orders as Collector / Deputy Commissioner, Central, Karachi, vice Mr. Farhan Ghani Khan, an officer of Ex-PCS (85-19),” learn the notification.
It is pertinent to say right here that his appointment has been made in some of the vital districts of Pakistan’s port metropolis.
Reacting to the appointment, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Ali Amin Gandapur, mentioned Rehman was appointed in opposition to benefit and with out passing the required examination.
Senior MQM-P chief Khawaja Izharul Hasan mentioned they reject the appointment of an officer from KP in Karachi. “More than 100,000 jobs were given on fake domiciles. The DC is appointed without the Federal Government’s notification.”
“Under which law has he been brought into civil services,” he requested, including that Prime Minister Imran Khan was operating the Assembly with out “diesel”.
Moreover, PTI Karachi’s secretary-general Saeed Afridi remarked that the federal government of Sindh was in want of ”diesel” for his or her bills.
Afridi mentioned he believed that the appointment was executed in a bid to make the Opposition’s All Parties Conference (APC) successful.
“The Opposition, after House No. 22 and the Kashmir ministry, has found new ways to appease Maulana Fazl,” he mentioned.
Afridi mentioned individuals understood nicely the provincial authorities’s techniques.
The PTI chief expressed fears that the newly-appointed DC may make issues worst for the district because it was the most important by way of inhabitants.
‘Not a criminal offense’ to be Fazl’s brother
Responding to the criticism, Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah mentioned it was “not a crime to be Maulana Fazl’s brother”.
“Ziaur Rehman has held administrative positions in KP,” he mentioned, including that the appointment was an administrative matter.
‘Dual nationals’ in Cabinet
Responding to the criticism, JUI-F Senator Maulana Hafiz Hamdullah additionally termed Rehman’s appointment “an administrative matter”.
“What is so strange about Ziaur Rehman being posted as a DC in Karachi? Why are they so bothered about Ziaur Rehman’s appointment? Is it Ziaur Rehman’s fault that he is Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s brother?
“Ziaur Rehman has beforehand held administrative positions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab,” Hamdullah said, adding that he could be posted anywhere in Pakistan’s four provinces.
The JUI-F leader further spoke on the incumbent PTI-led government’s advisers and special assistants, noting how “half of them” were “twin nationals”.
“While twin nationals can sit within the cupboard, Ziaur Rehman is a Pakistani citizen,” he said.
Gandapur ‘honey’ case
Hamdullah also lashed out at Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur, demanding he tell people about “the present standing of occupied Kashmir”.
“Ali Amin Gandapur ought to inform me what has occurred to the Gandapur ‘honey’ case?”
The JUI-F leader was referring to a 2016 case when the PTI leader, then the revenue and estate minister for KP, was booked for “unlawful possession of weapons and liquor”.
Gandapur, however, had said at the time that weapons were not illegal and that the “liquor bottle had honey in it”.