ISLAMABAD: The federal government has notified the promotion of 74 mid-level officers of the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) and Police Service of Pakistan (PSP).

The establishment division, the government’s human resources arm, issued notifications of these promotions, a reshuffle in the ministries, and the acceptance of Dr Sania Nishtar’s resignation as chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme on Saturday.

The government has appointed Ayesha Humera Chaudhry as the additional secretary information technology division, whereas her predecessor Ali Sher Mehsud was posted as an additional secretary economic affairs division. Zubair Asghar Qureshi, who was serving in the economic affairs division, has been transferred to the food ministry as an additional secretary.

Meanwhile, the establishment division also notified the promotion of 31 police officers and 43 officers of PAS.

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Rizwan Gondal, who was previously facing the wrath of the PTI government, is also among the promoted officers.

Mr Gondal was removed as Pakpattan district police officer on Aug 26, 2018, stirring up controversy as his transfer was reportedly linked to an alleged altercation between a police official and former First Lady Bushra Imran’s former husband, Khawar Fareed Maneka.

Now Mr Gondal has been promoted from BS-18 to BS-19 and has been transferred from Balochistan to Punjab.

Other PSP officers promoted on Saturday included retired captain Tariq Walait, Ismailur Rehman, Syed Ali Akbar Shah, Syed Husnain Haider, Farrukh Raza, Syed Khalid Mehmood Hamdani, Mohammad Sohail Ashraf, Maria Mahmood, Mian Afnan Amin, retired captain Wahid Mehmood, Syed Karar Hussain, Asad Ejaz Malhi, Mansoor Aman, Sadiq Hussain, Atif Nazir, Shabir Ahmed Sethar, Adil Memon, Syed Mohammad Bilal, Syed Mustafa Tanveer, Faisal Shahzad, Akhtar Farooq, Arif Aslam, Yasir Afridi, Amjad Hayat, Syeda Zahida Bukhary, Fida Hussain Janwari, Syed Mohammad Ali Raza, Gulfam Nasir, Liaquat Hayat and Zubair Ahmed.

PAS officers promoted to BS-19 included Umar Jahangir, Mehtab Waseem Azhar, Zainab Khan, Salma Suleman, Altaf Hussain, Mohammad Qaseem Khan Kakar, Dr Noorul Ain Fatima, Ikramul Haq, Rizwan Qadeer, Quratul Ain Memon, Abid Ali, Khizer Afzal, Farrukh Atique Khan, Sundas Irshad, Mariam Mumtaz Butt, Adeel Hafeez, Shahzeb Husnain, Adnan Mahmood Awan, Syed Ahmed Fawad, Fahim Khan Afridi, Tarique Manzoor, Tariq Salam, Imrana Tauqeer, Maleeha Rashid, Shafiullah Khan, Maria Tariq, Rao Atif Raza, Asim Javed, Shazia Qazi, Anwar Ali Shar, Wasif Saeed, Akmal Khan, Qaiser Khan, Asma Ali Awan, Fareeha Tahseen, Asim Raza, Ra’ana Hameed, Waheed Asghar Bhatti, Waqas Rashid, Saba Adil, Fazal Akbar, Shahid Mehmood and Quratul Ain.

Published in Dawn, April 18th, 2022

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