A meeting of the high-powered Central Selection Board (CSB), presided over by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, approved the promotion of 31 officers of different service groups from grade 21 to grade 22.
The board meeting approved the promotion of 18 officers of the Pakistan Administrative Service to grade 22 including Dr Rashid Mansoor, Dr Syed Tauqir Hussain Shah, Dr Asmat Tahira, Mrs Bushra Aman, Zulfikar Haider, Naved Alauddin, Hamid Yaqoob, Iftikhar Ali Shilwani, Syed Zafar Ali Shah, Dr Usman Chachar and others.
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Mazhar Javed, Sardar Shuja Alam and Babar Amin from Foreign Service of Pakistan, Mrs Suriya Ahmed Butt and Dr Ahmed Mujtaba from Pakistan Custom Service, Amir Ali Talpur, Faiz Elahi Memon and Asim Ahmed from In-land Revenue Service, Zaman Ranjha from Pakistan Railways and Saeed Javed from Information Group were also promoted.
Rafay Bashir from Commerce and Trade Group, Mohammad Naeem Jan Khan from Military Land and Cantonments Group and Fawad Asadullah Khan from Intelligence Bureau were also among those promoted to grade 22.
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According to a statement issued by the Establishment Division, another meeting of the board will take place on Thursday which will analyse the performance of police and other groups as well.
PM Shehbaz after assuming power immediately took up the matter and promoted the deserving officers which was pending for the last one-and-a-half years. The premier has also directed to immediately make the decisions public.
Former PM Imran Khan did not promote any office from October 2020 to April 10, 2022, due to which many deserving officers retired without getting promoted.