Siddiqui removed as Karachi commissioner



The Sindh government on Monday removed Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui from his post and ordered Hyderabad Division Commissioner Asif Hyder Shah to take the additional charge of the vacant post.

Official sources confirmed that a notification ordering Siddiqui’s removal and Shah’s appointment has been issued.

Shoaib Siddiqui, who was appointed Karachi commissioner in April 2013, has been ordered to report to the department of Services and General Administration.

Before being appointed as commissioner, Siddiqui was performing duties as additional secretary at Aiwan-e-Saddar. Siddiqui had also served in the KMC, the defunct Karachi Development Authority as well as in the defunct city district government.

The newly appointed Karachi commissioner, Asif Hyder Shah, is reportedly a close relative of provincial finance minister Murad Ali Shah.