KARACHI: Sindh Government decided to remove District Municipal Corporation (DMC) administrators in Karachi and Hyderabad as per sources. It was revealed that before the removal, the Sindh Government will take MQM-P into trust.
The removal will be from DMC East and Korangi for both cities. The removal comes as a response to a plea filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) against the newly appointed Karachi administrator Saif-ur-Rehman and other three DMC administrators appointed on 8th December 2022.
SHC ordered the chief secretary of Sindh, the secretary of local government, and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to submit responses on 4th January.
Bilal, PTI Leader along with counsel Shahab Imaam in an application filed said that the appointments were politically motivated as all three DMC administrators are from MQM-P.
Moreover, its states that appointments were made in face of the prohibition on transfers and postings after local government poll schedules were issued. It also added that the application states both political parties including PPP and MQMP are breaching electoral rules. It was also requested to invalidate the appointments as they were “unlawful”.
Saif ur Rehman was appointed after Murtaza Wahab from PPP resigned. Furthermore, Furqan Ateeb, Shakeel, and Muhammad Sharif were appointed as DMCs. Saif ur Rehman is currently serving as a Karachi administrator while Shakeel Ahmed is District East, Furqan Ateeb is the District Korangi administrator, and Shareef Khan is the District Central administrator.
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