Is the election only going to be held in Punjab? By Kamran Shafi

  • Posting of three or four or five of the close aides of the former CM is understandable if only to stop tongues wagging as to their loyalties lying with him. But why in the world should line officers, particularly senior judicial officers such as members Board of Revenue (with dockets of cases numbering in the hundreds) be posted out?

    Some, like the Social Welfare Secretary and the DG Sports, are also repatriated, charged in press reports with “holding key positions during the PML-N regime”. Er, how in the world are the Social Welfare and Sports Departments “key” to anything at all please? In another instance, the Secretary Excise and Taxation has been posted as Secretary Irrigation. Er, the Secretary Irrigation’s job is more “key” than Excise and Taxation when it comes to “favouring” people, particularly farmers, for, if he is so inclined, he can “help” favoured people far more in his new post.