Punjab’s senior bureaucracy likely to undergo massive reshuffle


The senior bureaucracy of Punjab is likely to undergo a massive reshuffle as several officials in the province, including the chief secretary and inspector general of police (IGP), may be replaced under the new Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

According to media reports, the provincial government led by Punjab CM Sardar Usman Buzdar has considered some changes in the senior lineup of the bureaucracy.

The PTI leadership is considering the names of Azam Suleiman and Khuwaja Shumail for the position of chief secretary, whereas Amjad Saleemi is among the police officials being considered for the post of Punjab IGP, the reports added.

It is also likely that the new cabinet will reinstate the officials that were removed by the previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government led by then Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif.

In a recent meeting, it was reported that PM Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Buzdar took key decisions related to the upcoming PTI administration in Punjab. The final decisions will be made after approval of PM Khan, reports said.

The provincial cabinet will put the changes into effect after the oath-taking ceremony.