KARACHI: The High Court has stayed the recommendation list prepared by the Central Selection Board (CSB) regarding promotion of Grade-20 Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) officers, as two Grade-20 officers including Khawaja Umar Mehdi and Imran Tariq challenged the said recommendation.
It may be mentioned here that the CSB recommendation for the promotion of Grade-21 officers into Grade-22 of four different groups including DMG and IRS have already been stayed.
The promotion recommendation of Grade-19 officers into Grade-20 has not been challenged so far. However, the minutes of the CSB meetings have not been forwarded to Prime Minister for approval.
Sources said that the Court’s ruling staying the promotion recommendations would only delay the promotions of deserving candidates into the higher grades.
Sources said that with some exceptions, the officers who missed the recommendation of CSB were either on ex-Pakistan leave or were facing cases or the intelligence had not given favorable input against them.
The Central Selection Board (CSB) had recommended promotion of 12 Grade-20 PCS officers into Grade-21 including Shaukat Ali, Ms Rubina Wasti, Ms Samera Nazir Khan, Junaid Akram, M.s Adeela Rehman, Ms Sarwat Tahira Habib, Mohammad Zahid, Mohammad Javed Ghani, Fazal Yazdani, Abdul Rasheed Shaikh, Saleem Ranjha and Imtiaz Ahmed Khan.
The PCS officers who did not get the Board recommendation for promotion include Ms Riffat A Hasan Abidi, Wahid Khursheed Kunwar, Khawar Fareed Manika, Imran Tariq, Mohammad Ibrahim Vighio, Syed Zulfikar Ali Shah Kazmi, Mohammad Nasir Khan, Khawaja Umar Mehdi and Syed Tanveer Ahmed.
The Central Selection Board (CSB) recommended 18 Grade-20 officers of Inland Revenue Service (IRS) for promotion on the available vacancies in Grade-21 including Khawar Saeed Akhtar, Jehanzeb Mehmood, Rehmatullah Khan Wazir, Ahmad Saeed Siddiqui, Naushad Ali Khan, Masood Akhtar Shaheedi, Salim Raza Asif, Manzoor Hussain Shad, Hafiz Mohammad ali Indhar, Mohammad Asif, Shaukat Mehmood, Nausheen Javed Amjad, Muhammad Muzaffar Khan Lashari, Iram Adnan, Mansoor Ahmad Bajwa, S Ashraf, Ahmed Ali, Dr. Manzoor Ahmad and Syed Ayaz Mehmood for promotion.
CSB recommended 20 officers of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) to be promoted in Grade-20 against 30 vacancies. These officers include Faiz Ahmed Chadarh, Zubair Yousafani, Kamal Azhar Minhas, Mohammad Amir, Dr. Fareed Iqbal Qureshi, Saifuddin Junejo, Wajid Ali, Syed Hamid Ali, Zulfikar Yunus, Ms Seema Raza Bukhari, Mohammad Ali Raza Hanjra, Zafar Akhtar, Saeed Khan Jadoon, Ashhad Jawwad, Chaudry Mohammad Javed, Irfan-ur-Rehman Khan, Mohammad Junaid Jalil Khan, Saeed Akram, Mohammad Yakoob Mako and Syed Shakeel Shah.