41 top level positions from 68 Public Sector Organisations lying vacant


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture Shafqat Mahmood chaired a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Institutional Reforms at the Cabinet Division in Islamabad on Thursday.

The meeting was also attended by the Federal Minister for Maritimes Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam, the Federal Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal, and the Special Assistant on establishment Muhammad Shahzad Arbab.

On the instructions of the CCIR, a study was conducted by the Planning, Development and Special Initiative division to diagnose the difficulties and delays of executive recruitments in Public Sector Organizations.

It was apprised to the Committee that 41 top-level positions from 68 Public Sector Organisations are lying vacant due to different reasons.

The study also recommended different measures including legal, human resource management, performance evaluation, and hiring criteria to address the issue.

The Chairman of the Committee said that the delay in the recruitment of CEOs, and MP scale positions in Public Sector Organizations was a matter of concern for us so we commissioned that study to know the exact reasons behind this delay.

The Federal Cabinet would also be briefed about this, he added.

The Committee also discussed in details on the potential of the Maritime Sector of Pakistan for the revival of blue economy and different directions issued to the concerned divisions and departments in this regard.

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