Provincial Minister for Information, Planning and Development Iqbal Hassan on Tuesday strongly refuted any violation of merit in new appointments in various provincial departments.
Talking to APP here, he said that opposition is engaged in blame game against the sitting government, adding that PML-N government in the province had made all appointment in health and education departments purely on merit.
He said the government believes that merit based appointment is imperative for development and prosperity in the area. He asserted that the provincial government would continue news appointments for various approved projects on merit.
Iqbal Hassan claimed that a new era of development has started in Gilgit and new projects would reflect the wishes of masses, adding that work on PSDP on-going projects is in full swing.
Meanwhile, Provincial Minister for Education Haji Muhammad Ibrahim said that certain elements wanted to ruin the education sector by giving negative statements. He said that more vacancies of teachers are being approved for promotion of quality education.—APP