PESHAWAR: Despite a brigade of ministers, advisers and special assistants in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet the government has appointed a non-elected person as political coordinator to the chief minister.
A notification issued here on Thursday said that former MPA Zargul had been appointed as political coordinator to the chief minister with an immediate effect. According to the terms of references, he (Zargul) will coordinate political engagements of the chief minister and liaise with political leadership of other parties regarding issues seeking joint political efforts.
In addition, the newly-appointed coordinator will check strategies for pressing issues of provincial government with the federal government and any other assignments entrusted by the chief minister.
Presently, total strength of the provincial cabinet is 25, excluding the chief minister. The cabinet comprises 14 ministers, four advisers and seven special assistants, while 13 parliamentary secretaries have also been appointed to assist the government in and outside the provincial assembly.
Interestingly, the government has already appointed MPA from Kohistan Abdul Haq as adviser to the chief minister on inter-provincial coordination to coordinate with the federal government and three provinces.
Special assistant to the chief minister, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, when approached said that the provincial government needed an active liaison person to take up the province’s issues with the centre and actively coordinate with political parties. He said that the new coordinator was a suitable person for this job and he had accepted this position on honorary basis.
Courtesy : Dawn News