Centre declines Punjab govt's request to change chief secretary

By: News Desk
Published: 12:39 PM, 18 Aug, 2022
Centre declines Punjab govt's request to change chief secretary
Caption: Outgoing Chief Secretary Kamran Ali Afzal.
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The federal government has declined Punjab government’s request to change the chief secretary of the province, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Earlier on Thursday, the Punjab government sent a summary to the Centre carrying names of three probables for replacing the current chief secretary.

In response, the federal government declined the request, saying Kamran Ali Afzal will remain the chief secretary of Punjab.

The Punjab government earlier, decided to change Chief Secretary Kamran Ali Afzal, and it also sent a summary to the federal government for a new chief secretary.

According to the official sources, three names were suggested for the new chief secretary in the Punjab government’s summary which had been sent to the Establishment Division.

The names of Babar Hayat Tarar, Abdullah Sumbal and Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera had been included in the summary.

“The decision for the appointment of a new chief secretary will be taken on the advice of the Prime Minister’s Office,” said the Establishment Division sources.

Reporter: Babar Shahzad Turk