The Central Vice President and Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, while speaking to media persons here at Sindh Assembly building on Friday, censured CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah for using indecent and intimidating language.
Haleem said that he did not have any personal conflict with the Shah but it was a battle of people of Sindh against criminal governance of PPP that was indulging bureaucracy in corrupt practices.
Masses in Sindh were all set to politically avenge PPP’ transgressions and bad governance in the province and they would not find any place to hide, he said adding that Sindh government plundered public exchequer and resources mercilessly and now they were playing Sindh card to cover up their wrongdoings but their tricks would not work anymore.
PPP Sindh government did not tolerate honest officers in Sindh and was trying to keep those officers in the province who were part of their corrupt systems, Haleem alleged and named different civil and police officers belonging to Sindh including A.D Khuwaja, Kaleem Imam, Sanaullah Abbasi, Bashir Memon, Najaf Mirza, Sultan Khuwaja, Abdul Khaliq Sheikh, Dr. Waliullah Dal, Touqeer Naeem, Aamir Farooqui, Aftab Pathan, Ameer Sheikh and others who were either got transferred out of the province or declined postings.
The Sindh government in presence of a grade 22 officer Naheed Durani posted a grade 20 officer Hassan Naqvi as chairman P&D because he was part of CM’s corrupt system, he said adding that Sindh has became cemetery of careers of honest officers.
Referring to Sindh High Court’s judgment in Constitutional petition numbered D-1555 of 2021 filed by Mr. Muhammad Rashid Bohio, Haleem Adil said that the apex court clearly mentioned that Establishment Division as an employer may transfer any officer and place him in at any position of the corresponding grade under terms and conditions of the service.
Postings and transfers were a norm in the civil service, particularly in Police and Administrative Service being a shared resource between the federation and the federating units as they were liable to serve in federation as well as in provinces and required to be rotated, he said adding that however, Sindh government was attempting to politicize postings and transfers made under the Rotation Policy that was meant to counter the elite capture exercised by these two influential groups of civil servants.
In order to ensure equitable distribution of these officers, Rotation Policy of PAS/PSP officers was introduced in the year 2000 and later reformed in 2020 in consultation with all Chief Secretaries and other stakeholders, Haleem Adil Sheikh said and added the policy also enables the officers to gain a variety of experience in different provinces before occupying positions at the highest levels in the Federal Government.
He said that civil servants joined the service knowing the terms and conditions and mobility requirements as well as the perks and privileges, but complaining officers insisted only on the latter and actively undermine the former.
If these civil servants were not willing to move in the exigencies of service, they should have joined the provincial civil service or the provincial police service, he added.
He said that long tenures of service in a particular government leads to development of individual vested interests which was evident in Sindh where certain officers, instead of imparting public service on the principles of merit, neutrality, fairness, and harmonizing relations between the federation and provinces in the best public interest, had attempted to prolong their tenures in order to protect their individual vested interests.