PM: PM says Govt believes in the merit policy)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif told the National Assembly on Tuesday that the government of PML (N) believes in merit for recruitment and promotions of civil servants.

Responding to a point raised by opposition leader Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah regarding favouritism in promotion of senior civil servants, the Prime Minister said the merit is our principle and we are following the policy of merit.

He said they have to do justice with the nation without any discrimination. He said they never considered the angle of provincialism in these matters.

He said he has not yet received any detail into recommendations of the promotion board for promotion of civil servants from grade 21 to 22. He assured the house and the leader of the opposition that he will minutely look into the matter and share the matter with the leader of the opposition Syed Khursheed Shah. He said if there is any injustice, it will be corrected.

He said in the past, many people were dropped because of their doubtful integrity and many of them were from Punjab. He said many things will have to be examined while promoting civil servants at higher level.

He said the current acting Chairman of Federal Public Service Commission was appointed as member of the Commission by the PPP government. He said the Commission has also representation from all the provinces.

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