Sindh govt decides to remove Shoaib Siddiqui as Karachi Administrator


KARACHI, Jul 21: The Sindh government decided to sack Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui as Administrator of Karachi, sources said on Tuesday.

The sources said that additional charge of the Administrator to Mr. Siddiqui affected the commissioner system in Karachi.

The performance of Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui was at both posts became zero after taking additional responsibility.

The Sindh government last week had given Karachi commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui additional charge of administrator of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) to replace Roshan Ali Sheikh just a few days after it backed out from the same move when Saqib Soomro flew out of the country `on leave`, leaving the office vacant, officials said.

Though there was no word from the Sindh local bodies ministry on the decision and reason behind it, an official at the Karachi commissioner office confirmed having received a notification from the provincial government that announced the additional assignment for Mr Siddiqui.

`The notification has been received and the Karachi commissioner is well aware of it, said the official. `The notification asks Mr Siddiqui to take the additional charge with immediate effect.

Senior officials and sources aware of the functions of the local bodies` operational wings say that for all practical purposes the city hasn`t had any chief of its key civic and municipal organisation for the past few weeks, as it has been operated on ad-hoc arrangements.



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