Merit be followed strictly in appointments: prisons minister

September 21, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Prisons Manzoor Hussain Wassan on Monday has directed Secretary Prisons Dr Muhammad Nawaz Sheikh to follow strict rules and regulations, especially for fitness and merit, to fill the vacant posts.

He said applications for the positions should be called for through advertisements in newspapers and to fill each post the required applicant should be called for interview/ test after being scrutinized.

Wassan said that keeping in view the sensitive nature of the department of prisons, candidates having good conduct, merit and fitness should be selected and no favour and pressure should be entertained in this regard.

The minister directed this to the secretary and senior officers of the department during a meeting at his office. He said that departmental promotions should be made on rules and regulations and seniority basis.

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