Sindh cabinet will decide name of Karachi administrator: Murad 

By: News Desk      Published: 11:36 PM, 28 Aug, 2020
Sindh cabinet will decide name of Karachi administrator: Murad 
CM Murad Ali Shah says according to law, Sindh government appoints administrator and Sindh government means Sindh cabinet.–File Photo

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said the provincial cabinet will finalise the name of Sindh administrator.

“According to the law, the Sindh government appoints an administrator.  Sindh government means Sindh cabinet,” the chief minister said in reply to a question if former finance secretary Younus Dagha is likely to be the Karachi administrator.

Murad told the media that the provincial government will appoint the provincial capital administrator and the appointment would be made on merit.

About Sindh Governor Imran Ismail’s remarks over the matter, Murad said he did not hear of the governor’s words. If he (the governor), passed the remarks, he made a mistake as, according to the chief minister, this is not his purview.

A private TV channel reports ex-finance secretary Younus Dagha is likely to be posted as Karachi administrator after Mayor Waseem Akhtar’s term sources is going to expiring on August 28. 

Citing sources the report adds the federal government suggested the name and the provincial government has no objection to it so far.

 Anti-encroachment op

About anti-encroachment operation, the chief minister said the government would go for indiscriminate action.  “No one would be hidden. And people involved in ‘China cutting’ will face the music,” Murad said. ‘China cutting’ is a term created by the MQM to slice state plots into a residential and commercial property to sell on huge profits. 

Damage control 

About landslide in Gulistan-e-Johar that damaged dozens of cars and motorbikes, Murad said the provincial government got the report. Karachi is plagued with problems because of the number of authorities, he said, adding that municipality is a matter of mayor’s purview, but as the chief minister, he could direct all the authorities. In reply to a question about the Karachi population, CM Murad said the provincial government did not endorse the 16 million population as per census. He said the government has reservation about the about population count.

 Municipality matters 

About municipality matters, he said the provincial government has not limited municipal authorities’ powers. He blamed the mess on former local bodies laws as according to him the previous bodies were made unanswerable. However, the government will not spare anyone as their misdeeds have left the public in the lurch. He reiterated his government’s resolve to be ready for working jointly for public welfare and clearing the mess.