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Murtaza Wahab appointed KMC Administrator by Sindh Govt

KARACHI: Adviser to Chief Minister on Law & Environment and provincial government’s spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui has been appointed as KMC administrator.

According to a notification issued by the Sindh Local Government Department on Thursday 5th of August, 2021 former administrator Laeeq Ahmed has been relieved of his charge with immediate effect.

Murtaza Wahab, while talking to the Media here, stated that he would attempt to solve the issues of Karachi and  would take all stakeholders on board. It is pertinent to mention here that PPP-P’s current move is to make sure that municipal services of the Metropolis are ameliorated before the local bodies elections.

He took to the Twitter to state: “I am grateful to Chairman Bilawal, President Zardari, Adi Faryal & CM Sindh for giving me the opportunity to serve my city. It is an honor for me & my entire family & Insha’Allah I will do my best to serve Karachi.”

Meanwhile, four MPAs (Sajid Jokhio, Giyan Chand Esrani, Ziauddin Abbas Rizvi, Jam Khan Shoro) were sworn in on Thursday 5th of August as new ministers at an oath-taking ceremony at the Governor House. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail administered the oaths taken by the new ministers in a ceremony that was attended by CM Minister Murad Ali Shah and an number of PPP and PTI members. During the very event Fayyaz But, Manzoor Hussain Wassan and Rasool Bux Chandio were appointed as the aides of CM Sindh who had also appointed 15 PPP leaders as his special assistants.

CM Sindh reshuffled the portfolios of a number of ministers: Ismail Rahu has been appointed Minister for Universities and Boards, Environment and Coastal Development; Makhdoom Mehboob has been appointed Minister for Revenue; Saeed Ghani has been given the portfolio of Labor and Information Department; Syed Sardar Shah has been made the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Education; Syed Nasir Shah has been appointed Minister of Local Govt, Housing, Town Planning and Public Engineering; Jam Ikram gets the protfolio of Industries and Cooperation; Sajid Jokhio will look after the Social Welfare;  Giyan Chand Esrani will be looking after the Minority Affairs;  Jam Khan Shoro will be responsible for Irrigation; Ziauddin Abbas Rizvi will handle Works and Services. | YouTube Channel

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.