Punjab CM relieves his ‘beleaguered’ principal secretary
Punjab CM relieves his ‘beleaguered’ principal secretary

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar's essential secretary Tahir Khurshid was moved on Tuesday clearly in the wake of an examination concerning resources past implies started against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The agency had brought Mr Khurshid on July 8 in a resources past implies matter.

The NAB notice states, "Subtleties of interest in shares/organizations by you and your relatives, financial balances held by you and your relatives, duplicates of resources affirmations star formas presented by you to the office and duplicates of annual assessment forms and abundance explanations submitted to the [Federal Bureau of Revenue] ought to be given to the authority."

Nonetheless, he avoided the consultation yet he later showed up before the examiners however didn't present the necessary record of his properties.

Official is on NAB radar

The NAB has served a poll on him guiding him to give total subtleties of his benami resources and related bank exchanges inside 10 days. The NAB had likewise requested Mr Khurshid to give total subtleties from the portable and unflinching properties claimed/obtained/bought/sold/discarded by him and his relatives.

As indicated by the Punjab government's warning, "Mr Tahir Khurshid (PAS/BS-21), Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Punjab, is thus alleviated of his obligations in Government of the Punjab, with prompt impact, and coordinated to answer to the Establishment Division, for additional orders."

Specific Healthcare and Medical Education Department Secretary Aamir Jan was moved and presented as head secretary on boss clergyman with prompt impact. He would likewise hold extra charge of the post of secretary (energy).

Apparently, Mr Khurshid was delegated head secretary to the CM toward the end of last year on the solicitation of Mr Buzdar to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Mr Khurshid had grown great relations with Buzdar during his posting as the official of Dera Ghazi Khan – the home area of the CM – during Shehbaz Sharif's standard in Punjab.

The PML-N had evened out genuine charges against Mr Buzdar and Mr Khurshid of stamping cash through grant of agreements for advancement undertakings and postings and moves of officials. It had asserted that the official had been going about as a "front man" of Mr Buzdar.

In the interim, Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Secretary Sarah Aslam will hold extra charge of the post of Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education secretary for a time of 90 days or till the posting of a standard occupant.

Zafarwal Assistant Commissioner Irfan Marth was made OSD while Muhammad Arshad, anticipating posting, was posted as Zafarwal AC, Shakargarh AC was additionally made OSD while Zainul Abbidein, anticipating posting, was posted as Shakargarh AC, and anticipating posting Anum Ali Khan was posted as Pasrur AC.

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