Islamabad: The federal government approved the promotion of 31 officers from various cadres to grade 22 in the first round on Wednesday.
According to reports, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif presided over a high-powered Selection Board meeting for the promotion of 31 officers from grade 21 to grade 22.
Officers from the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS), Pakistan Foreign Service, Pakistan Customs Service, Inland Revenue Service, Pakistan Railways (C&T) Group Information Group, Commerce and Trade Group, Group Military Land and Cantonment Group, and Intelligence Bureau were approved for promotion to grade 22 at the meeting.
Officers from the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) cleared for promotion included Syed Tauqir Hussain Shah, Dr Rashid Mansoor, Dr Ismet Tahira, Mrs Bushra Aman, Zulificar Haider Khan, Naveed Allauddin, Hamid Yaqoob, Dr Iftikhar Ali Shalwani, Syed Zafar Ali Shah, Farhan Ariz Khawaja, Dr Fakhar-e-Alam Irfan, Capt (R) Saif Anjum, Dr Muhammad Usman Chachar, Aizaz Aslam Dar, Naveed Ahmad Shaikh, Ms Sarah Saeed, Jawad Paul, and Imdad Ullah Bosal.
Mazhar Javed, Sardar Shuja Alam, and Babar Amin were among the Foreign Service of Pakistan (FSP) officials, while Suraiya Ahmed Butt and Dr Ahmad Mujtaba Memon were among the Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) officials.
Amir Ali Khan Talpur, Dr Faiz Illahi Memon, and Asim Ahmed were among the IRS officials. Zafar Zaman Ranjha is the name of the Pakistan Railways group.
Officers of the Information Group included Saeed Javed, while the Commerce and Trade Group was led by Syed Rafeo Bashir Shah. Muhammad Naeem Jan Khan represented the Military Land and Cantonments Group, while Fuad Asadullah Khan represented the Intelligence Bureau.
The high-powered Selection Board will meet again today to consider officers for advancement in the remaining Service Groups.
It’s worth noting that no HPSB meeting has been held in the last year and a half, resulting in the retirement of numerous officers.