Punjab caretaker govt likely to reshuffle administration in next 48 hours

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LAHORE: The Punjab caretaker government in order to ensure the free and fair elections is likely to reshuffle the administration in the next 48 hours, a local media house reported.

It was further reported that the Chief Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani made this announcement while talking to the media on Tuesday. However, the concerned officials later said that the expected reshuffling had been postponed without citing a reason.

According to sources, the first instance top-level officials like secretaries, divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners would be changed.

A list of officials to be changed and their replacements were prepared in consultation with the Election Commission of Pakistan under the law and had already been received by the federal government.

Meanwhile, Prosecution Secretary Ali Murtaza Shah has been given additional charge of the post of home secretary. Housing Secretary Khurram Agha is already working as secretary to the caretaker chief minister.