Government of Sindh
The Government of Sindh (Urdu: حکومت سندھ) (Sindhi: حڪومت سنڌ) is the provincial government of the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Its powers and structure are set out in the provisions of the 1973 Constitution, in which 29 districts come under its authority and jurisdiction. The government includes the cabinet, selected from members the Sindh Assembly, and the non-political civil staff within each department.
The province is governed by a unicameral legislature with the head of government known as the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister, invariably the leader of a political party represented in the Assembly, selects members of the provincial Cabinet. The Chief Minister and Cabinet are thus responsible the functioning of government and are entitled to remain in office so long as it maintains the confidence of the elected Assembly.
The head of state of the province is known as the Governor and the province's administrative head is the Chief Secretary. Although the Governor is the head of the province on paper, it is largely a ceremonial position; and the main powers lie with the Chief Minister of Sindh and Chief Secretary of Sindh.
The official head of the province of Sindh is the Governor, appointed by the president of Pakistan under article 101 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973 and holds so during the pleasure of the president. Nevertheless, as to the certain provisions of the constitution, the Governor, in performance of the vested functions, does act in accordance with the advice of the Chief Minister. The core department of the Government of Sindh is the Services, General Administration, and Coordination Department.
The Chief Secretary Sindh, as head of the provincial bureaucracy, is the administrative boss of the province. The provincial Chief Secretary is appointed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Under him comes the entire Government of Sindh.
The Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) of Grade-21 is entrusted to take charge of an important portfolio, given by the Chief Minister, and head them with the guidance of the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary. Currently, there are only 5 Officers of this rank in the province.
The most prominent Chairmen, are the Chairman Planning and Development Board and Chairman Enquires & Anti-Corruption Establishment. They are the most prominent and powerful Chairmen in the Government of Sindh. Both posts are considered to be extremely coveted, and are held by senior Officers, mostly from the rank of Grade-21 (BS-21).
The Chairman of Enquiries and Anti-Corruption Establishment is the only Chief of Establishment/Department who has a police force under their control. In this case, the force is called the Anti-Corruption Police who wear distinct uniforms and are different than Sindh Police.
The Government of Sindh holds a cabinet of minister, each entrusted with a specific portfolio, with the chief minister as its head. The cabinet aids and advises the Governor in the exercise of his functions.
The Chief minister, as the head to the cabinet, notifies to Governor of all the decisions of the cabinet relative to the affairs of the administration as well as the proposals for legislation.
- Chief Minister: Syed Murad Ali Shah, (Pakistan People's Party)
- Chief Secretary Sindh: Mumtaz Ali Shah, (Pakistan Administrative Service) (Grade-22)
- Governor Sindh: Imran Ismail, (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf)
- Chairman Planning and Development Board: Muhammad Waseem, (Provincial Civil Service) (Grade-22)
- Senior Member Board of Revenue: Qazi Shahid Pervez, (Pakistan Administrative Service)
- Additional Chief Secretary (Home): Usman Chachar (Pakistan Administrative Service) (Grade-21)
- Secretary Finance Department: Hassan Naqvi, (Pakistan Administrative Service) (Grade-20)
Agriculture, Supply & Prices Department
AUQAF, Religious Affairs, Zakat & Ushr Department
Board of Revenue بورڈ آف ریونیو
Chief Minister's Secretariat وزیر اعلی سیکرٹریٹ
Thar Coal & Energy Board تھرکول اینڈ انرجی بورڈ
Cooperation Department تعاون ڈیپارٹمنٹ
Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department
Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Department
Finance Department خزانہ ڈیپارٹمنٹ
Forest & Wildlife Department
Sindh Governor House
Higher, Technical Education & Research & School Education Department
Information & Archieve Department
Information, Science & Technology Department
Industries & Commerce
Human Settlement Department
Labour & Human Resources Department
Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Human Rights Department
Livestock & Fisheries Department
Local Government, Rural Development, & HTP Department
Public Health Engineering & Rural Development Department
Mines & Minerals Development Department
Minorities Affairs Department
Planning & Development Department اقدامات ڈیپارٹمنٹ
Population Welfare Department ڈیپارٹمنٹ بہبود آبادی
Rehabilitation Department بحالی ڈیپارٹمنٹ
Sindh higher Education Commission
SGA & CD خدمات، جنرل، انتظامیہ کوآرڈینیشن ڈیپارٹمنٹ
Social Welfare Department/ڈیپارٹمنٹ سماجی بہبود
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Sports & Youth Affairs Department کھیل اور امور نوجوانان ڈیپارٹمنٹ
Transport & Mass Transit Department ٹرانسپورٹ اینڈ ماس ٹرانزٹ ڈیپارٹمنٹ
Women Development Department خواتین کی ترقی ڈیپارٹمنٹ
Energy Department توانائی ڈیپارٹمنٹ
Environment Climate Change & Coastal Development Department
College Education Department
Works & Services Department ورکس اینڈ سروسز ڈیپارٹمنٹ
Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Human Resource Research & Development Board
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