- Provincial chief executive urges fed govt to keep record of crimes, criminals
- CM vows to bring provincial civil service reforms
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday expanded his cabinet by including four more ministers, taking the size of cabinet to 18 which also includes two advisors.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail administered the oath to the new ministers at a simple ceremony held at the Governor House.
The ministers who took oath include Taimore Talpur, Syed Awais Shah, Murtaza Baloch and Bari Pitafi.
It may be noted that Taimore Talpur is the son of MNA Nawab Yousif Talpur and also an MPA from Umerkot district. Syed Awais Shah is MPA from Sukkur, Murtaza Baloch from Malir and Abdul Bari Pitafi from Ghotki.
Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had inducted eight ministers in his cabinet in the first phase on August 19, and four more in the second phase on September 5.
The oath-taking ceremony was conducted by acting chief secretary Mohammad Waseem and was attended by Pakistan People’s Party (Sindh) President Nisar Khurto, provincial ministers, MPAs, MNAs, bureaucrats and other notables.
FEDERAL GOVT URGED TO DEVELOP NATIONAL DATABANK OF CRIMINALS:
On the other hand, he urged the state minister for the interior to establish a data-bank of crime and criminals on the national level with an access to the provincial governments so that necessary action could be taken accordingly.
This he said while talking to State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi here at CM House. The meeting was attended by IGP Kaleem Imam, Home Secretary Kazi Kabir and Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Jamal Abro.
“We had taken this decision in the apex committee meeting during the last tenure but it could not be implemented and now it is need of the hour,” he said. He also urged the visiting state minister to issue necessary directives to NADRA for cooperating with the Sindh police in identification issues of the accused of heinous crimes.
The chief minister stated that as many as 2200 policemen and a large number of Rangers personnel so far have rendered their lives for the restoration of peace in Karachi and we owe a word of thanks to them and their families.
He opined that the general and by-elections had been held in the city in a peaceful manner. “This is because of restored law and order, otherwise this was not possible,” he said.
The state minister on behalf of the federal government assumed the chief minister of full support and cooperation in every sector, particularly in law and order issues.
In the meeting, fateh was offered for the martyrs of police, rangers and other members of law enforcement agencies who laid their lives in the line of their duty during the operation in the city.
CM COMMITTED TO BRINGING CIVIL SERVICE REFORMS:
Separately, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he is committed to introducing reforms in provincial civil service and every government servant would be given an ample opportunity for an upward mobility and promotions.
This he said during his meeting with Prime Minister’s Advisor for Reforms & Austerity Dr Ishrat Hussain here at CM House.
He said that there was dire need to introduce reforms in civil bureaucracy’s old structure. “We would frame some reforms and share the same with you,” he told the visiting advisor.
He said, “Every employee who joins government service must have a proper service structure so that he could work hard for his future. “Service structure would also be made for every cadre of provincial service,” he added
The chief minister said that he would form a committee to suggest reforms and the same would be shared with the federal government.
PM’s advisor, also a former bureaucrat, on this occasion said that the structure of bureaucracy is an old one, which must now be improved.