Peshawar: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has denied the news published in Daily Newspapers regarding out of turn promotion to Muhammad Ishfaq Khan PCS SG BS20 Principal Secretary to chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to BS21 and clarified that no such out of turn promotion case is under process.
In a press release it has been stated that, “in fact, for the promotion to BS21, National Management Course is mandatory. However, the officers who attain the age of 58years are exempted from such training. Furthermore, the suitability of an officer for promotion to BS21 is determined by the Provincial Selection Board from amongst the panel of officers according
to their seniority and after approval of the recommendations of the board by the competent authority, such promotion is granted”.
The case of the officer will be placed before the Provincial Selection Board along with other officers for consideration on merit for making necessary recommendations before submission of the case to the competent authority for his orders.
The impression given in the news that a group of officers was behind the propaganda campaign against the officer is also not correct as the promotion to BS21 is made against the posts reserved under the share of concerned service group.