PM Imran Khan faces one of the toughest challenge
ISLAMABAD - The Prime Minister, Imran Khan is facing one of the toughest challenge in his administrative affairs.
He is under tremendous pressure to make exceptions to the government's inter-provincial transfer policy for civil servants.
Certain blue-eyed bureaucrats in the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) provincial governments in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are exerting undue pressure in the case, Ansar Abbasi has revealed.
The source in the PM Office said the Secretary Establishment is expected to be summoned soon by the PM, possibly to discuss the cancellation of several transfer orders issued but not yet complied with.fear that if Imran Khan were to succumb to the pressure of influential civil servants, the PTI government’s promise of de-politicising the civil bureaucracy could be dispensed with.
Within a fortnight of assuming office, PM Khan amended the rotation policy for civil servants and directed the Establishment Division to implement the policy without exception.
The amended policy includes a new clause, which reads: “PAS/PSP (Pakistan Administrative Service/Police Service of Pakistan) officers of Basic Pay Scale (BPS)-21 and below, who have served in any provincial government or federal government for a continuous period of not less than 10 years, may be transferred to the federal government or other provinces, as the case may be, in the public interest."