KARACHI – Vice President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly Haleem Fair Sheikh has urged Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan to initiate historic reforms in the civil service of the corruption-ridden and bad governance province of Sindh.
In a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, he called for the immediate implementation of the 2020 Rules of Civil Service Efficiency and Discipline (E&D), rotation policies and other reforms in Sindh province, according to a statement issued on Friday.
He congratulated the PM on heroic reforms through the 2020 Civil Service Efficiency and Discipline Regulation (E & D), as expressed by Federal Minister for Professional Education and Training Shafqat Mehmood at a recent press conference. He said in this press conference it was announced that no officer would remain in a province for more than 10 years, no officer with plea bargaining and voluntary return would be tolerated and no officer with cases and questions against him would be posted. These reforms are unprecedented in Pakistan and are sure to help uproot bureaucratic sluggishness, corruption and abuse of power.
Adil said that although corruption in the bureaucracy was a widespread phenomenon across the country, in Sindh this threat had been institutionalized by the corrupt provincial rulers, who patronized the most corrupt and dishonest officials and used them as tools and pawns for their mega corruption. .
In Sindh many high-ranking officials have enjoyed posts in lucrative posts over the years and despite proven corruption and bargaining in defense with the NAB and voluntarily returning looted money, they are re-placed in previous seats to continue their malpractice, he said.
Despite continuous criminal cases and placement in Sindh for more than 10 years many corrupt bureaucrats are still present in this province and suck the blood of the poor masses through their corrupt practices. Some of these officers are even stationed at the Sindh Main Minister’s House and finance department which falls into the aforementioned categories (application offers, VR, posted for more than 10 years, etc.).
Adil further wrote that without the support and seriousness of these criminal-minded officers, the PPP led by the Sindh government would not have been able to destroy Sindh as they had for the past 13 years.
He said there was a very urgent need for the 2020 Civil Service Efficiency and Discipline Rules, rotation policies and other reforms to be implemented immediately and strictly in Sindh to suppress corrupt bureaucrats. “The corrupt civil servants should not be promoted, but rather retire. So as to ensure that honest and professional officers who are rarely stationed in Sindh and honest officers who are already part of the Sindh civil service but have been sidelined by a corrupt mafia-driven system, can replace the corrupt bureaucrats who currently hold the most positions. urgent. “
He said: “The details of officers who have reached a plea and VR bargaining agreement should be sought from NAB and likewise details of officers stationed in the province for more than 10 years are sought from the establishment division and the necessary actions must be taken. they.”
“The list of corrupt officers has been submitted by the chief secretary of Sindh to the Sindh High Court. There are 435 officer names on this list, most of them belonging to the Pakistani Administrative Service (PAS). We ourselves are also working on such a report which will soon be sent to your good office. “
He said the majority of officers who had signed plea bargains and VR deals in Sindh province were federal civil service officers and the PM was being asked to direct the federal government to take immediate action against federal civil servants who mostly belong to the administration and police. service on an urgent basis.
Adil said that as the leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly, I voiced the problems of the masses inside and outside the assembly. Therefore, I earnestly ask you to replace corrupt and promoted officials who are inactive with honest and professional civil servants so that much-awaited assistance can be provided to the people of this corruption-stricken province.