ISLAMABAD - The federal government has finally endorsed the administrative decision by the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and asked Chief Secy KP Amjad Khan to report to the Establishment Division.

According to sources, the federal government has rejected provincial government three names summary for the appointment of new chief secretary.

They said the KP government took action against Amjad Khan and removed him from post on Monday and informed the federal government through a fax.

The provincial government also sent a three names’ summary to federal government and requested it to appoint new chief secretary out of only three names, sources added.

A senior official of the Establishment Division told The Nation, according to the law the federal government will propose a three names summary to province and will ask it to select a name and inform the federal government for appointment of new chief secretary.

He said the federal government will also review the KP government’s summary as normally it gives preference to the province’s panel.

According to media reports, the KP government took action on complaints of provincial cabinet members.

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf provincial leadership asked party Chairman Imran Khan to appoint new chief secretary because Amjad Khan was not cooperating in timely completion of the ongoing development projects in the province. 

Another reason of removal of Amjad Khan was a tussle between Managing Director Bank of Khyber and finance minster.