Zia-ur-Rehman – brother of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s has been appointed the deputy commissioner of Karachi’s District Central.
Zia-ur-Rehman is also not a CSS qualified officer. People are criticising Zia-ur-Rehman’s appointment and calling it political.
Surprisingly, Zia had never held a post in Karachi. He started off in KP as a PTCL division engineer before the 2007 MMA government.
During that time the chief minister sent a summary to the governor to circumvent the rules to allow Zia’s appointment in the provincial management service.
Later, he was appointed a section officer in Peshawar and moved to the establishment division in 2014. He was also appointed the DPO Khushab later, as well as other important posts.
When the PTI came into power he was removed from his post and NAB began investigating how he was appointed in the first place without being a civil servant.
Some opposition members had also staged a protest in the KP Assembly against Zia’s appointment but nothing more was done.
As deputy commissioner he will be responsible for several government functions.
Sources said his appointment was reportedly brought up during the last meeting between Asif Ali Zardari and Fazl.