KARACHI: A large number of senior officers of Pakistan Customs Service (PCS) in the next five years which would create vacancies for junior officers to be upgraded in senior grades.

According to details available with Customnews.pk, Lutfullah virk of BS-22 is due to be retired in November 2015; accordingly as per seniority list Nadir Khan Hoti of BS-21 is likely to be promoted in BS-22. Hoti is set to retire in January 2017.

Another Grade-22 officer of PCS, Amir Khan Marwat would retire in November 2016; Nisar Mohammad Khan tops the seniority list but he is retiring in Janury 2017, so there is likelihood that Mohammad Nazim Saleem, who is set to retire in 2018 and seconds Nisar Mohammad Khan as per seniority, would be promoted in Bs-22.

It may be mentioned that whenever situations in BS-22 are vacant the Central Selection Board (CSB) is convened to consider the promotions. According to law CSB is supposed to be convened twice a year for nominating the BS-20 officers in Bs-21, but the Board is convened once a year or sometimes once in two years.

Moreover, a number of BS-21 officers of PCS are retiring in the next five years. As per the seniority list, officers of BS-21 retiring in the next five years include Ahmed Dildar retiring in December 2015; Ghulam Ahmed retiring in March 2017; Rozi Khan Burki is retiring in June 2018; Khalid Mahmood is retiring in April 2017; Mohammad Yayha is retiring in December 2015; Ali Salman Abbasi is retiring in January 2016; Nasir Masroor is retiring in September 2017; Ms. Rubina Akhtar is retiring in June 2018; Shaukat ali is retiring in August 2019; Ms. Rubina Wasti is retiring in August 2017; Ms. Samaira Nazir Khan is retiring in July 2018; Junaid Akran retires in October 2017; Ms. Adila Rehman retires in 2016 and Ms. Sarwat Tahira Habib is set to retire in December 2020.