Sindh’s interim Chief Minister, Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqir, gave the approval for the removal of three education board chairmen and ordered the dismissal of several officers, according to notifications from the CM House as reported by Geo News.
The interim chief executive took the decision to remove the chairpersons of the Board of Intermediate Karachi, Sindh Technical Board, and Larkana boards. Additionally, he directed the termination of secretaries and controller examinations of BIEK, Nawabshah, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, and Larkana boards.
Furthermore, audit officers from Larkana, Sukkur, Nawabshah, and the Board of Secondary Education Karachi were also relieved of their positions.
The Sindh government has sought permission from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to appoint new personnel to these now-vacant positions, as the approval of the electoral body is required for such hirings by interim rulers.
In a letter to the commission, the government highlighted that several education boards across the province are operating with temporary arrangements in top positions. To enhance the functioning of these departments, the government emphasized the need for permanent appointments.
According to Geo News’ available notifications, Justice (retd) Baqir removed BIEK Chairman Dr Prof Naseem Memon, appointing him as the Chairman of the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education Larkana (BISEL) until June 30, 2024.
Zaheeruddin Bhutto, interim controller of examination of BIEK, was immediately removed from his post, and BIEK Secretary Kashif Siddiqui was also dismissed, returning to his previous position.
Zahid Lakho, the audit officer of BIEK, was relieved of his additional charge as the board’s secretary.
BISEL Chairman Sikandar Ali Miraj was also promptly removed, returning to his original position of Inspector of Instruction.
BISEL Controller Examination Nadeem Soomro was removed and directed to report to the Human Settlement and Social Housing Department.
On the caretaker CM’s instructions, Syed Aqash Shah was relieved of the charge of BISEL’s acting secretary.
Hyderabad board’s secretary Shaukat Khanzada was removed from his post and directed to report to the college education department. Zahiruddin Sheikh, the audit officer of the Hyderabad board, was sacked and instructed to report to the board’s head office.
Ghulam Mustafa was removed from the post of BISEL’s audit officer and directed to report to the post of deputy controller.
Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Sukkur (BISES) Secretary Mohammad Salman was removed and directed to report to the deputy secretary’s office. BISES Controller Examination Dr Abdul Fateh Mehr was removed and asked to report to the secretary’s office.
The caretaker chief minister also removed Ghulam Qadir Dharijo, the audit officer of BISES, and directed him to report to the chairman’s office.