Tag: Pcs

CSP, PCS officers split over issue of Ahad Cheema’s arrest

  LAHORE: After the arrest of former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Khan Cheema, the bureaucracy in Punjab has split into two segments as...

Ministry wants MPhil as minimum qualification for CSS, PCS

Ministry of Planning Development and Reforms of Pakistan (MoPDR) has suggested that MPhil should be set as the minimum qualification for Central Superior Services (CSS) and Public Services Commission (PCS) examinations so as to help evaluate and recruit experts from different fields of education.

JI slates victimization of PCS officers

Deputy Secretary General, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha, has stressed upon the Punjab government to stop victimization of the PCS officers and...

No more laptops please

The Punjab government instead of distributing more laptops should opt for distributing tablets PC, as it would not only save money but also create...

Signs of a thaw

About time too The over two month long tension between Pakistan and the US seems to be easing now. Domestic and American media reports indicate...

PCS Officers Association holds meeting

The annual general body meeting of the PCS Officers Association was held to select the office bearers for the year in a local hotel...

SC issues notice to Establishment Division against PCS officers’ plea

The Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted for regular hearing a plea by the Provincial Civil Service (PCS) officers against the alleged exploitation of services...

LHC adjourns hearing on PCS officers

LAHORE - The LHC on Tuesday adjourned proceedings till April 21 in a petition by Punjab Civil Services Welfare Association (PCSWA) president and others challenging the show-cause notice issued to them and subsequent suspension orders. LHC Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry deferred the hearing on a request from the petitioners/ suspended officers as their counsel lawyer Hamid Khan could not appear in court owing to some other engagements.
The petition was filed by the PCSWA

SC questions PC’s role in judges’ appointment

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court (SC) asked the government on Tuesday to clarify its stance over the role and status of the Parliamentary Committee (PC) vis-a-vis Article 68 of the constitution. "Can eight parliamentarians discuss the conduct of judges when the entire parliament is barred from doing so under Article 68 of the constitution?" questioned Justice Jawwad S Khawaja during arguments of Additional Attorney General KK Agha in the government's review petition against a SC verdict

CJ not happy with PCS officers for taking law into hands

LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry while hearing the petition filed by the PCS officers to seek cancellation of the case against them, regretted that today the people of every class have make it a routine to take law into their hand and hold protest on any issue.
The Chief Justice also appeared not happy with the strike, boycott and the step taken by the petitioners which amount to taking the law into their hand. The Court remarked those who take

PCS officers call off strike

LAHORE - The PCS Officers' Association has finally called off its strike after the Punjab chief minister agreed to meet them on Friday to listen to their grievances, PCS Officers' Association President Rai Manzur Nasir announced in a press briefing on Thursday. Talking to journalists, he said the provincial service officers had announced the strike against the 'accesses' by the District Management Group (DMG) officers. He further said that Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has already had a

Sanaullah and PCS officers hold ‘positive talks’

LAHORE - A thaw has been finally created in the ongoing conflict between PCS officers and the District Management Group (DMG) after Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah met a delegation of PCS officers on Wednesday.
The PCS Officers' Association has been on a strike for nearly 10 days, with several provincial service officers abstaining from work not only in the secretariat but in the districts as well. The Punjab government had initially refused to budge, claiming that all the

PCS officers offered an olive branch

LAHORE - The Punjab government has finally offered an olive branch to the disgruntled provincial service officers, after they protested for their demands in front of the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday, sources told Pakistan Today.
A large number of provincial service officers under the banner of PCS Officers' Association gathered on the Mall Road and protested for their demands. Officers of all grades participated in the protest. They were holding banners and placards inscribed with

Govt files petition against SC verdict overturning PC’s decision

ISLAMABAD - The government filed a review petition on Monday against the Supreme Court (SC)'s decision overturning the Parliamentary Committee (PC)'s rejection to grant one-year extensions to six additional judges of the Lahore High Court (LHC) and Sindh High Court (SHC), which were recommended by the Judicial Commission. In the review petition filed through Deputy Attorney General KK Agha, the government contended that an incorrect and flawed assumption was made in the apex court's

No regular work- Davis’ release, PCS officers’ issue dominate PA proceedings

LAHORE - The release of US national Raymond Davis and arrest of PCS officers dominated the Punjab Assembly (PA) proceedings on Monday, which restrained the treasury benches from carrying out its routine work.
The opposition alleged that the Punjab government played its role for the release of Davis saying that the House should be allowed to hold a debate on the topic that how Davis was released. The PA speaker started the question hour session but point of orders did not allow

PCS officers promoted after protest

LAHORE - The Punjab government promoted on Saturday 24 officers belonging to the Provincial Civil Service (PCS) and Provincial Secretariat Service (PSS) from BS-17 to BS-18.The board called its meeting after the officers belonging to the provincial service protested in front of the Services Secretary's office for not including their promotion cases on the promotion board's agenda

SC suspends PC’s decision of denying extension to 2 SHC judges

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Monday suspended the decision of the Parliamentary Committee (PC) which denied one year extensions in the service of two additional judges of the Sindh High Court and restrained the respondents from issuing any notification in pursuance of the PC's recommendations.
A four-member larger bench comprising Justice Mahmood Akhtar Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez was hearing petitions against the