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SHC moved against appointments of SBCA DG and Karachi Commissioner

The Sindh High Court issued notices to the chief secretary, local government secretary and others on petitions against the appointments of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) director general (DG) and Karachi commissioner. Petitioner Syed Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi had submitted in the petition that the Sindh government had given the additional charge of the SBCA DG to Sindh Ombudsman Additional Chief Secretary Shamsuddin Soomro. He submitted that the appointment of a non-technical officer as the SBCA DG, which was a technical post, was against the relevant laws and violation of superior court judgments that had laid down that technical posts must not be filled with non-technical persons.According to the petitioner, the impugned assignment of additional charge to the provincial ombudsman additional chief secretary was illegal and also prejudicial to all such officers who were entitled to be posted as the SBCA DG