PESHAWAR: After much debate, the federal government repatriated the services of Zia-ur-Rehman, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s brother, back to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday.
Rehman’s appointment as a member of Karachi drew cheers from the opposition parties, who accused the Sindh provincial government of favoring JUI-F and making all upcoming party meetings “success.”
The KP government had requested the Establishment Division to repatriate Rehman’s services to the provincial government from Sindh due to a “shortage of cadre officers and services.”
“The provincial government is facing shortage of cadre officers and services of said officer are required for posting in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is, therefore, requested to kindly repatriate the services of the officer accordingly,” read a notification from the KP government.
The federal government transferred the powers of Rehman to Sindh in January 2020, which is a 19-level official in the provincial administration.
According to a notice issued by the Sindh Provincial Government Services, General Affairs and Coordination Department, on Thursday, he was appointed as deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Central District.
Rehman has been transferred from KP, and “effective immediately, until further orders, to serve as the collector/deputy commissioner of the Karachi Central Library, Mr. Farhan Ghani Khan, former vice chairman of the PCS officer (85-19).”