Government officer transfers approved by ECP
In Islamabad, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has given its approval for the reassignment and relocation of 170 government officials within Balochistan. This decision comes in response to a request made by the Balochistan government to facilitate the transfer process. Specifically, the ECP has granted authorization for the transfer of 34 additional deputy commissioners, 84 assistant commissioners, eight divisional commissioners, and 36 deputy commissioners. The ECP's approval of these transfers is substantiated by an official notification that has been issued.
It's important to note that prior to this decision, the Election Commission of Pakistan had implemented a ban on transfers and postings at the federal level. This ban was put in place following the dissolution of the National Assembly and federal cabinet. The ECP's directive was clear: transfers and postings were to be halted until a caretaker government was established. This step was taken to maintain stability during the transitional period.
Meanwhile, a separate situation has arisen in Sindh, where differences have emerged between the Election Commission of Pakistan and the caretaker government regarding the transfer of officers. The ECP has communicated to the Sindh caretaker government that they have not yet received the list of officer transfers. In response, sources within the Sindh government have explained that the ECP has not yet released the election schedule. Consequently, the list of transfers or permission for such transfers will be provided once the election schedule is officially announced.
Furthermore, it's worth noting that the decision to enforce a ban on transfers and postings across the province of Sindh was made based on directives from the ECP. This decision aligns with the ECP's efforts to ensure fair and transparent elections by maintaining stability in administrative roles during the lead-up to the election period.