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ISLAMABAD: More than 100 bureaucrats of the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) were recommended for promotion to BS-20 and BS-21 by the Central Selection Board (CSB) on Wednesday.

The board, headed by the chairman of the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC), had also met on Tuesday and recommended promotion of 52 officers of the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) and ex-cadre officials.

On Wednesday, it recommended promotion to BS-21 of the PAS officers. They are: Qaiser Majeed Malik, Fazeel Asghar, Mohammad Asif, Moh­ammad Siddique Sheikh, Ishrat Ali, Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, Farhan Aziz Khawaja, Imran Nasir Khan, Ijaz Ahmed Khan, Dr Tanveer Ahmed Qureshi, Dr Raheel Ahmed Siddiqui, Kamran Ali Afzal, Mohammad Asad Islam Mah­ani, retired Capt Moham­mad Khurram Agha, Syed Asif Hyder Shah, Syed Waqarul Hassan, Ambreen Raza, Javed Akbar, Akhtar Nazir, Waheed­uddin, Mathar Niaz Rana, Shaukat Ali, Irum Bukhari, Zulfiqar Haider Khan, Arif Anwar Baloch, Mohammad Salim, Hazrat Masaud Mian, Sher Alam Mahsud, Dr Kazim Niaz, Dr Arshad Mahmood, Waseem Mukhtar Chaudhry, Dr Mohammad Sohail Rajput and Dr Mohammad Usman Chachar.

The board had considered 89 PAS officers of BS-20 for promotion to BS-21. It also recommended 79 PAS officers of BS-19 for promotion to BS-20.

The officers promoted to BS-21 had been seeking promotions since 2013. Some of them were promoted to BS-21 during the final days of the last government, but their promotions were declared void by then Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and they were reverted to BS-20.

Since then, the CSB deferred their promotions and these officers went into litigation.

On Tuesday, the CSB recommended promotion of the PSP officers, including IG of Islamabad police Sultan Azam Temuri, B.A. Nasir, Ghulam Hussain, Shahid Hayat and others. Besides the PSP officers, the board also recommended promotion of the officers of military land, cantonments and defence intelligence service cadres.

On Thursday, the board will consider promotions for the audit, accounts and other professional cadres.

Published in Dawn, January 11th, 2018