Imran Has Asked Zartaj to Withdraw the Letter Written to NACTA for Appointment of Her Sister: Naeem
Naeem-ul-Haque – special assistant to the PM – on Sunday afternoon said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed Federal Minister Zartaj Gul to withdraw the letter written to NACTA regarding the appointment of her sister, Shabnam Gul.
In a tweet, he said writing the letter was the PTI’s ethics, which had always opposed nepotism.
The PM has directed that Zartaj Gul shud withdraw her letter written to NACTA regarding the appointment of her sister. This was against the ethics of PTI which has always opposed nepotism. No one in the PTI govt is can promote their relatives/friends by using their positions.
— Naeem ul Haque (@naeemul_haque) June 2, 2019
No one in the PTI government can promote their relatives/friends by using their positions, said Naeem.
But on the other hand, ARY News reported that NACTA had clarified that the appointment was made purely on merit.
Naeem’s tweet came as a controversy erupted over the appointment of Shabnam as a director in NACTA. She was working as an assistant professor at the Lahore College for Women University and sent to NACTA as a Grade-19 officer on deputation.
And there was severe criticism on social media over the role played by Zartaj in getting her sister appointed at a top position in a sensitive organisation.
Zartaj Gul, federal minister for climate change writes official letter and gets her sister appointed as Director in NACTA under squeaky clean @ImranKhanPTI administration. #PTI govt is shameless.#صاف_چلی_شفاف_چلی#تحریک_انصاف_چلی pic.twitter.com/G5rkpEF3EV
— Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) June 1, 2019