KARACHI: The Establishment Division has withdrawn all kinds of exemptions from mandatory trainings on the basis of age w.e.f July 31, 2016 to ensure merit based promotion in the best public interest.

However, the exemptions extended already to professional and technical cadres will continue as professionals/technocrats undertake their specialized trainings separately.

In this regard, exemption from the 21st Mid-carrier Management Course for the BS-18 officers who have attained the age of 50 years;  exemption from the 19th Senior Management Course for the BS-19 officers who have attained the age of 58 years;  exemption from the 104th National Management Course for the BS-20 officers who have attained the age of 50 years.