In charges of 17 prisons removed

Karachi: The government on Thursday removed in charges of 17 prisons across Sindh province in view of compliance to the Supreme Court order over appointments of low-grade officers on higher posts.

On May 13, Chief Secretary Sajjad Saleem Hotiana directed administrative secretaries and the heads of various departments & agencies of the provincial government to remove all officers and employees working at own pay scale (OPS) basis till May 15.

According to a notification issued by Home Secretary Sindh Dr Niaz Ali Abbasi, 17 prison in charges include five Superintendents of Police (SP) BS-18 serving as Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) BPS-19 and 11 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) BS-17 serving as SP (BPS-18).

According to a copy of notification available to PPI, five Superintendent of Prisons serving as SSP Prisons, who were removed from their posts included Nazeer Ahmed Kazi, Central Prison Karachi; Younus Masih, Central Prison Hyderabad; Muhammad Ejaz Haider, Central Prison Sukkur; Shahid Hussain Chhajro, Central Prison Khairpur; and Afaque Hussain Rizvi, Central Prison Larkana.

11 DSPs who were removed for serving as SPs were Saleem Raza Shaikh, District Prison Sanghar; Muhammad Mumtaz Awan, District Prison Dadu; Mumtaz Ahmed Raja, District Prison Badin; Mansoor Ahmed Siddiqui, Youthful Offenders Industrial School (YOIS) Hyderabad; Gul Mohammad Shaikh, YOIS Karachi; Ziaur Rehman, District Prison Mirpurkhas; Anwar Mustafa, District Prison Ghotki; Syed Ali Akber Shah, District Prison Shaheed Benazirabad; Shahnawaz Sand, Principal Sindh Prison Staff Training Institute Nara, Hyderabad; Ali Bux Shaikh, District Prison Shikarpur; and Muhammad Aslam Malik, District Prison Sukkur.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a secretary in home department told PPI that the new appointments would be made within three days. “Senior most officers in the department would be appointed on the vacant seats,” he said adding that a proposal in this regard would be finalized soon.

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