PM seeks list of NRO beneficiaries by Monday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has sought a list of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) beneficiary government officers and has directed the Establishment Division to have the list ready by Monday.

A notification in this regard has been issued by the Spokesman PM House in which Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has directed the Establishment Division to furnish urgently a complete list of all those NRO beneficiaries who are presently appointed on various Government positions. He further directed that the requisite information should be submitted on top priority basis within two days.

On the other hand sources told that Prime Minister has also decided to remove all such senior posts bureaucrats who had by passed merit and obtained their positions through political basis by getting mandate of President Zardari and the party

The decision has been taken to ensure Supreme Court verdict that all appointment are based on good governance and merit and to wash away the volley of allegations of corruption that the government is facing.

Sources told that PM is facing extreme criticism for giving lucrative posts to two of his close friends; these friends were jail inmates of the PM and were NRO beneficiaries.

Now the PM has decided to remove all officers himself who were NRO beneficiaries and are currently holding senior and key posts.
Sources told that the removed officers would be asked to get their cases cleared from the court and new appointments would be made on these posts and in this regard the President and PArty have given compete authority to the PM.

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