GILGIT : Gilgit – Baltistan Graduates Association met GB Chief Secretary, Saifullah Chatha, and presented to him proof of illegal recruitments in Agriculture and Food Department. The Chief Secretary called Secretary Agriculture to his office and sought an explanation with regards to veracity of the proof. The Secretary Agriculture accepted the irregularities and confirmed that illegal appointments had been made in his department.
The Chief Secretary cancelled all the appointments and and declared them vacant on the spot.
He assured GBGA of taking legal action against those responsible for the mishap. It is pertinent to note that Senior Minister, Wazir Jafar, is responsible for the said department.
The Chief Secretary also thanked and appreciated GBGA for their action against illegal appointments.
GBGA demanded that stern action shall be taken against those who are promoting corruption in government departments on the basis of ethnic, sectarian and regional lines.
Talking to the GBGA delegation Chief Secretary said that hundreds of vacancies are lying vacant for last two years because of no agreement on vacancies distribution among ministers.
“Had there been political will and consensus among ministers all vacancies would have been filled till now. We are creating more vacancies for educated people for next fiscal years so that more and more educated people are recruited in the government sector”, said the Chief Secretary.
He assured GBGA of implementing merit in recruitment and pledged his support to GBGA.