11 key Mukhtars suspended as part of Sindh’s ‘system’ of unannounced action

The crackdown against officials working under the ‘Sindh Revenue Board’ (SRB) has commenced in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. This action follows the directive of the concerned Provincial Minister, Muhammad Yousuf Dagha, and has led to the suspension of 11 key administrators from various districts in Karachi, including Malir, Korangi, East, Kemari, and West.

Among those suspended, the notable figures from Malir district’s sub-division include Muhammad Anwar Kambhar and Ibrahim Haideri. Similarly, Riaz Ahmed Maghairy from Sub-Division Saddar, Abdul Jaleel Brohi from Gadap Sub-Division, Samiullah Jamali from Airport Sub-Division, and Murad Memon from Islamkot Sub-Division are also suspended.

In East Karachi, Zhulfikar Ali Mangi from Gulshan-e-Iqbal Sub-Division and Ajaz-ul-Hassan Khan from Gulzar Hijri Sub-Division are among the suspended officials. Shah Faisal from Korangi district, Mahmood-ul-Rehman Qazi from Shah Faisal Sub-Division, and Ibrahim Junaidjo from Korangi Sub-Division are suspended. Abdul Haq from Kemari district, Abdul Haq from Mardi Pur Sub-Division, and Asif Ali Bhangura from West district are also part of the suspensions.

As per a notification issued on August 30 by the Secretary of the Revenue Division of the Sindh government, individual suspension orders have been issued to all the officials. The notification mandates these suspended officials to report to the head office of the Sindh Revenue Board in Hyderabad for further proceedings.

Sources indicate that those being suspended are seen as participants in an unofficial setup of the ‘SRB System’ in Sindh, where they have been accused of manipulating land allocations and usurpations through fraudulent means.

It’s worth noting that just a day prior to this, the Inspector General of Registration (Sindh Revenue Board) had issued orders to suspend four sub-registrars, indicating the persistence of scrutiny in this sector. Industry stakeholders related to the construction sector in Karachi have commended this action, stating that it is a positive step for both the construction industry and the business community of Karachi. In response to a query, they emphasized that crucial positions within the ‘SRB System’ are still occupied, expressing concern that if actions continue against these officials, the entire system might collapse.

This ongoing situation highlights the push for accountability and transparency in revenue-related matters within the province, while industry experts and stakeholders hope for a more efficient and fair system moving forward.