CM Sindh withdraws Edu Minister's powers
KARACHI, June 29(Daily Times): The powers of Sindh Education
Minister Dr Hamida Khuhro were curtailed Thursday with Chief Minister Dr Arbab
Ghulam Rahim assuming most of the charge of the Education Ministry.
was decided at a hurriedly called meeting at CM House late Thursday night. The
minister of education will now only deal with College Education in the province.
This has transpired at a time when Khuhro is not in Pakistan; she and
her brother Masood Khuhro left for the US on Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. Sources
said that the meeting at CM House was called Thursday 1:00 a.m. Dr Khuhro was
apparently informed of the decision when she reached Dubai in transit.
"Madam reacted by saying that it had been accepted for a long time that
the education department would be bifurcated," said Sindh Education Department
Public Relations Officer Akhtar Surahio. "The department should be divided into
three parts." Surahio added that now the powers of the primary, secondary and
high school education, technical education, the Sindh Text Book Board and the
Sindhi Adabi Board would lie with the chief minister and Dr Khuhro would tackle
college education only.
The Sindh government has yet to issue a
notification on this change. "I don't know about it," declared Education
Secretary Sabhago Khan Jatoi Thursday. "We didn't receive any such notification.
We have read about it in the newspaper and it can be a bifurcation of the
CM House Press Information Officer Tariq Imam
said that no notification had been issued but a press statement had
been dispatched from CM House late Thursday night.
According to the brief
press handout: "Sindh CM Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim has decided to [make] immediate
changes in the Education department. According to this change, now Dr Hamida
Khuhro will only enjoy the power of college education." It added that the
remaining sections would be under the CM's authority.
personal secretary Qadir Bux Bhatti Advocate declined to make any comment but
said that they were trying to contact her following which they would be able to
comment on the matter.
Sources said that Dr Khuhro, who is central vice
president of the PML-Q, developed serious differences with the chief minister.
She apparently had reservations on the May 12 violence in Karachi and had
objected to it at a meeting of the party's central committee in Islamabad last
"Dear Minister please have pity on me and give me a chance to meet with you please or contact with me its my request to you please give me a job my number is 0300-9317167."
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