KARACHI: The Prime Minister House has referred back promotion recommendations of several officers (civil servants of Pakistan) for reconsideration by the Central Selection Board (CSB), and it is anticipated an interim CSB meeting would be held in month to take up their cases.

The officers had been categorized into four groups. Those in first group have been promoted, those in second group have been referred back for reconsideration and those in third group have been deferred. The officers deferred are likely to be taken up at the CSB meeting next year.

Those officers categorized in 4th group have been superseded as there were unfavorable reports against them or they are facing inquiries.

Sources said the officers who have been referred back for reconsideration or deferred for next year; their seniority would remain intact.

Three Grade-20 officers of Pakistan Customs Service namely Zulfikar Ali Shah, Syed Tanveer Ahmed and Wasif Ali Memon have been referred back for reconsideration. Grade-19 officers of PCS referred back for reconsideration include Faiz Ahmed, Ahmed Rauf, Imran Khan Mohmand, Zeba Azhar and Syed Wajid Ali.

Grade-20 officers of Inland Revenue Service (IRS) referred back for reconsideration include Vishno alias Raja Qavi, Muhammad Ali Sand, Habibullah Khan, Mohammad Aslam, Shahzada Tahir Zaman,  Syed Imran Raza Kazmi,  Dr. Muhammad Tariq Masood and Raza Munawar.

Grade-19 officers of IRS referred back for reconsideration include Dr. Shahid Siddique Bhatti, Aftab Fahim Mirza, Sajidullah Siddiqui, Shafquat Hussain Kehar, Muhammad lmtiaz,  Dr. Aftab Imam, Shahid Iqbal Baloch, Shahid Mehmood Sheikh, Khurshid Ahmad Marwat, Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan, Tariq Ghani, Maqsood Jahangir, Muhammad Farrukh Majeed, Humaira Maryam, Aamer Amin Bhatti, Muhammad Nabeel Rana and Muhammad Taqi Qureshi.

Sources said those officers who have been deferred for next year are likely to approach court to challenge the decision.

Transfers and postings in a week and those who have been promoted would be adjusted  against vacant positions including those of Chief Collector Enforcement South, Director I&I-ASO Karachi etc.

Appointing Mohammad Zahid Khokhar as Member Customs-FBR is a very unexpected and yet pleasant decision. Chairman FBR by posting Khokhar as Member Customs has given a clear signal that only reputed, competent and honest officers would be placed on key positions.

Khokhar is a highly reputed and competent officer like Chief Collector Abdul Rasheed Shaikh and Member Appellate Tribunal Peshawar Mohammad Saleem.

These transfers and  postings would be in consultation with the newly appointed Member Customs