LAHORE: The annual elections of Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS), which were scheduled to be held on Sunday, were postponed due to the ongoing tussle between the National Accountability Bureau and the government, regarding Ahad Cheema’s arrest, as reported by a local English daily.
A PAS delegation was informed of the situation by the chief secretary following the arrest of Cheema and steps that have been taken in this connection. Civil servants’ basic rights, transparency in their accountability process and ensuring impartiality were also discussed in the meeting.
The publication reported that the election was postponed as most of the active members of the association were busy due to Cheema’s arrest and the subsequent strike call. However, next election date will be recorded soon, according to one of the officials who talked to the publication.
However, a senior bureaucrat posted in Islamabad told the newspaper that the PAS election was postponed due to non-availability of some members of the PAS election committee.