LAHORE – Federal Minister of Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir wrote a letter to appoint her sister Shabnam Gul as the new director of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) for three years on Saturday.
Shabnam was working as an assistant professor at the Lahore College for Women University and sent to NACTA as a Grade-19 officer on deputation.
According to Dunya News, emergency NACTA committee was also requested to propose Shabnam Gul as the new director. Zartaj Gul called Interior Secretary Azam Suleman Khan for her sister appointment whereas she also wrote him a letter afterwards.
Dunya News received the official copy of the letter written by the Principal Staff Officer Sami-ul-Haq which stated that he was directed to refer the telephonic conversation Zartaj Gul made to Azam Suleman regarding her sister appointment in NACTA.
After Interior Secretary received the letter on Feb 27, NACTA was ordered to follow rules and policies according to the law. State Minister for Climate informed that her sister has a PhD in terrorism so she should be considered for the post.
As per sources, Ministry of Interior expressed that it was the duty of NACTA to verify her PhD. They just handed her over to Ministry of Interior to gain the government loyalty.
Sources futher informed that Shabnam Gul took admission in a university to pursue PhD in the Political Science and even after nine years she has not yet completed her degree. Zartaj Gul sent Shabnam’s clearance from Lahore College for Women University to Prime Minister on the pertaining matter.