Punjab CS blocking Javed Mahmood, Sami Saeed’s promotion


LAHORE: The promotion of former Punjab chief secretary Javed Mahmood and Additional Chief Secretary Sami Saeed to BS Grade 22 has fallen into uncertainty Punjab chief secretary Nasir Mahmood Khosa is strongly opposed to the elevation in the province’s bureaucratic hierarchy, sources revealed on Sunday.
Officials privy to this development told Pakistan Today that Khosa and Mahmood had strong differences, which could be evident from the fact that the former was not even comfortable having Mehmood with him in the same office.
The bureaucracy in Punjab has been clearly divided into two groups. One is commanded by Mahmood and the other by the Punjab CS, sources said, adding that Khosa was doing everything in his power to prevent Mahmood from getting promoted into the next grade.