PIAF welcomes lifting of ban on Govt. jobs

LAHORE: Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has welcomed the Prime Minister decision to lift ban on government jobs and termed it a step at right time.

In a statement issued here, the Chairman PIAF Malik Tahir Javaid said that the Prime Minister’s decision would help improve government departments’ efficiency that has gone down due to the shortage of staff in a number of departments.

He said that since most part of the private sector working directly linked to the various government departments therefore appointment of efficient and well qualified staff would bound to expedite economic activities in the country.

The PIAF Chairman, however, expressed the optimism that the bureaucracy would be able to understand the spirit behind the Prime Minister’s notion and would ensure appointment in accordance with “Right man for the Right Job.” He said that desired results could not be achieved unless and until all new appointments are made on merit and in a transparent manner.

He said that only a good administrative having a clean track record could only produce desired results to put the country on path to progress and prosperity.

Malik Tahir Javaid said that a number of public sector enterprises including PIA could not produce good results only because of political interference in the past and this time the government would have to introduce the culture on non political interference.

He said that same had happened with the Employees Old-age Benefit Institution (EOBI) where a large number of political appointees were a great burden on that institution. He said that the these political appointees were shown the door on the interference of Supreme Court.

“The number of these political appointees was so huge that when they were sent packing, the EOBI was presenting a deserted look and now it is hoped that the present government would ensure placing of good and highly educated people in these institutions.”

The PIAF Chairman said that the Private sector would extend every possible support to the Prime Minister in his drive to purge administration of black sheep.

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