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Laeeq Ahmed appoints as Karachi administrator, Navid Shaikh named for commissioner

The Sindh government has appointed Laeeq Ahmed the new Karachi administrator, it said in a notification Saturday.

The newly appointed Karachi administrator was serving as the Sindh Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control secretary. He previously served as the Karachi administrator from 2015 to 2016.

Ahmed, a BPS-20 Secretariat Group officer, replaced Iftikhar Shallwani as the administrator. The Secretariat Group comprises officers of all occupational groups according to their allocated share. They are then posted at senior levels in the federal and provincial secretariats and elsewhere as part of the All Pakistan Unified Grades (APUG).

Ahmed was the last among all bureaucrats who served as the Karachi administrator before the 2016 local government elections.

Shallwani took charge as the Karachi administrator in August after the tenure of former Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar ended.

Navid Ahmed Shaikh, a BPS-21 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Services, has been appointed the Karachi commissioner.

He was serving as the Training, Management & Research Wing secretary in the Sindh Services, General Administration and Coordination Department. Shaikh previously served as the Larkana Division commissioner too.

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