KARACHI  - Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has summoned the detailed report of recruitments made by the caretaker government during March to June.

During surprise visit of the Sindh Secretariat, Chief Minister went at the office of Secretary Services and General Administration (S&GAD) and directed him to provide the details of the jobs provided by the interim government, which was against its authority.  He said that after ascertaining in detail, the recruitments made by the caretaker government under chief minister justice retired Zahid Qurban Alvi would be reviewed.

Earlier, the CM paid a surprise visit to Sindh Secretariat and Tughliq House on Tuesday morning. He visited different sections of New Sindh Secretariat including Food, Works & Services, Health departments and Chief Secretary Office. During the visit, Secretaries of Food and Health were not present in their offices.

Qaim discussed different financial matters of annual development programme with Additional Chief Secretary Finance Arif Ahmed Khan.

He inquired about the details of allocated and issued funds to different administrative departments including Irrigation, Health, Communication and Public Health & Engineering departments.

ACS (P&D) Arif Ahmed Khan Secretary Finance Sohail Rajput and other concerned officers briefed the CM about various financial matters. The CM directed the Chief Secretary Sindh to ensure the punctuality of the officers and staff and take strict action against the absent staff. He said that he would continue surprise visits of various government offices and would review performance of the officers personally. “Any negligence by any officer in solving of public grievance will not be tolerated and strict action will be initiated against them,” he warned.  

Talking to media after his visit, he said that purpose of Sindh Secretariat’s surprise visit was to check the attendance of officers and other staff and to know that public problems were being solved or not. He added that some secretaries and deputy secretaries were absent and they will be served explanation.

To a question, Qaim said that to provide better transport facilities to the residents of the metropolis, initially 200 new buses would be provided and these new buses would be provided to other areas of the province.

He added that buses running in Karachi roads are in poor condition and citizens are facing hardships.