PM: Prime Minister’s house spokesman clarifies reports

May 20, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: A Spokesman of Prime Minister’s House has clarified the reports carried by a section of print and electronic media regarding postings and transfers by the caretaker government.
The Spokesman regretted that a wrong, malicious and misleading impression was created which was unwarranted and needs to be eschewed. The Spokesman said that all postings and transfers have been done after due diligence, examination and deliberations in consultation with Establishment Division on the basis of reports and summaries from ministries concerned highlighting and underscoring need for change of incumbents either for inefficiency, incompetence or on grounds of unsuitability etc.

The Spokesman said that no new appointments have been done against much harped removal of MDs, CEOs of OGDCL, SNGPL, SSGPL, USC, PTA and EOBI besides others. Acting charge has been given to the next senior most in such organization till the new government appoints new persons after due process.
The Spokesman further clarified that the office of Chairman NHA has been assigned to Dr. Sajjad Baloch previously serving as Director General, Gwadar Development Authority now appointed Member NHA, a professionally sound officer holding PhD degree from USA in Civil Engineering/Highways. Major consideration being acceleration of work on fast track on Gwadar-Rato Dero Road.

The Spokesman said as regards mis-statement on account of Prime Minister’s son’s transfer to NHA, suffice is to state that he is a qualified civil engineer in C&W Balochistan since 1988, now in BS-18 since 2009. As per deputation policy, he has been posted one step higher in BS-19 coupled with Aghaz-e-Haqooq Balochistan package. Security concerns also did not allow his continuation in the province, he added. The Spokesman emphasized that in fact the Caretaker Government is engaged in the cleansing process to afford the new political government ample scope and space to carry on the good work, which is being done now. All actions of the Caretaker Government are within the ambit of law, rules, competent jurisdiction and with noblest of intentions and high ideals of good governance. These actions are also in accordance with the guidelines given by Ministry of Law and Justice based on international practices of caretaker governments. Difference of opinion or disagreement is understandable but malicious mud-slinging, slandering and scandal mongering is most inappropriate, the Spokesman said.