Hamida to lobby for 'curtailed powers'
KARACHI, July 10: Provincial minister for college education Dr Hamida
Khuhro, who is expected to return to the country in the early hours of Tuesday,
is likely to meet senior members of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League in
Islamabad to discuss the recent curtailment of her authority by Chief Minister
Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim.
Sources, however, ruled out the possibility of the
reversal of the decision notified by the chief minister in June.
official in the Sindh education ministry said the department had formally been
bifurcated – into general education and college education – while a department
for special education was already running separately.
government has formally notified that the education department has been divided
into two sections and all the formalities for the separation have been made," he
The sources said Dr Khuhro would be responsible for the affairs of
238 colleges in Sindh, while around 42,500 primary, secondary and higher
secondary schools, bureau of curriculum and other related organisations would be
working under the chief minister.
They said the chief minister would look
after the affairs of general education as there was no chance of a cabinet
expansion given the fact that the existing assemblies were nearing the end of
their five-year term.
They said Dr Khuhro might actually continue as
minister for college education till the end of the government's term as the
party's senior leadership was already tied with more than one conflict in the
country and would not like to be involved in 'minor controversies' at this
They said the chief minister had got a go-ahead from Islamabad
before clipping Dr Khuhro's wings.
Dr Khuhro had joined the cabinet on
July 12, 2004 in the third phase of the cabinet expansion.
said the chief minister had never enjoyed cordial terms with his colleague and
lost no opportunity to criticise her department. Dawn
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