Shallwani takes charge as Karachi administrator


The Sindh government issued on Monday an official notification to appoint administrators in local government bodies across the province, a week after the tenure of the elected local bodies representatives ended.

According to the notification, Iftikhar Ali Shallwani – a Grade-21 official who had recently been posted as the local government secretary – has been appointed as the Karachi administrator, while the deputy commissioners (DCs) in the city’s six district municipal corporations (DMC) have been appointed as deputy administrators for their relevant DMCs.

Meanwhile, Grade-18 official Anis Ahmed Dasti has been appointed as the administrator for Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, while Hyderabad DC Fuad Ghaffar Soomro has been appointed as the administrator for Hyderabad DMC.

Grade-19 official Nisar Ahmed Memon has been posted as the administrator for the Sukkur Municipal Corporation, Shehzad Afzal for the Sukkur DMC, and Grade-18 official Wali Muhammad Baloch as the administrator for Larkana Municipal Corporation.

In addition to this, finance secretary Najam Ahmed Shah has been given the additional charge of the local government secretary, in Shallwani’s place.

The notification states that DCs across the province have been given the responsibilities of administrators of the relevant district councils, while the assistant commissioners and additional DCs have been given the responsibilities as administrators of municipal committees.

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