Info ministry to decide on official's posting to UK mission.

ISLAMABAD -- The IslaAmabad High Court (IHC) has asked the Ministry of Information to decide on the appointment of a senior officer of the information group as press minister (BS-20) at Pakistan's diplomatic mission in London.

IHC Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, while hearing the petition of BS-20 officer of the information group Kashif Zaman, gave the information ministry a one-month deadline.

Mr Zaman, currently working as director general for media at the National Accountability Bureau's headquarters in Islamabad, was one of the two candidates for the post.

Although he cleared a written test, he was later informed that the panel did not consider him fit for the posting.

Mr Zaman's counsel, Shuaib Shaheen, contended before the court that the criteria for selecting officers for appointment against posts at the country's diplomatic missions abroad was set out by the Establishment Division.

The counsel argued that since Mr Zaman had passed both the written test...

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