Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has on Friday again reshuffled the bureaucracy at the federal and provincial levels within 15 months of coming into power.
A notification issued by the Punjab Government stated that secretaries and principal secretaries to important ministries such as Food, Special Education Department and Communication and Works Department were shuffled and posted to different ministries.
Former Punjab chief secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, was given charge of the interior secretary. Waheedud Din has been appointed as the special secretary for interior, while, Ali Raza Bhutta has been given the portfolio of poverty alleviation division secretary; Hasan Nasar Jami took over as aviation division secretary; Afzal Latif was appointed industry and production secretary, while Habibur Rehman Gilani was directed to take charge as railway secretary.
Industries Secretary Aamir Arshaf Khawaja was transferred to the Climate Change Division, whereas Aviation Secretary Shahrukh Nusrat, Sardar Ijaz Ahmad Khan Jaffar, Shaista Sohail and Bashir Ahmad were directed to report to the ED.
Meanwhile, Dr Allah Buksh was appointed as secretary of the National Health Services; Imran Nazir Khan got charge of the Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation as the managing director; Ali Shahzad will assume duties as the special secretary of the Establishment Division, while Syed Pervaiz Abbas will head Economic Affairs Division in the capacity of a secretary. Moreover, the federal government appointed Dr Pervaiz Ahmad Khan as the IPCD secretary.
EAD Secretary Noor Ahmad was directed to report to the Establishment Division, while National Food Security Additional Secretary Muhammad Ayub Chaudhry was asked to join the petroleum division.
The National Police Foundation got Ahmad Latif as its new managing director, whereas National Policy Academy’s commandant will be Muhammad Tahir. Mustaq Ahmad Mahr will be police chief of the Pakistan Railway after erstwhile IG Wajid Zia, who also headed the Panamagate JIT, was appointed the director-general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).