ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif dissolving wings of a large number of institutions set up in the prime minister house, which were set up in prime minister house during the tenure of the previous government for prime minister, has decided to hand over the employees working in these wings to the concerned ministries.
According to the steps taken by the prime minister here on Thursday, only the key officials would directly report the Prime Minister and rest of the staff would be sent back to their respective departments.
According to an official, public affairs division, complaints cell, economic affairs wing, foreign affairs wing and other such wings would be abolished, where the staff was working under civil officials who were appointed for the prime minister secretariat with the additional package of salary.
The official told that the employee working in the prime minister secretariat draws double pay package as compared to his other colleague working in his parent department and therefore, everyone tries to be appointed in the prime minister secretariat.
The official said that the decision taken by the prime minister would reduce the expenditure being incurred in the past and the Prime Minister is preparing his new team for his personal staff from the different departments.
Nasir Mehmood Khosa instead of principal secretary would be secretary for the prime minister. Brigadier Mehmood Akmal would be appointed as the military secretary of the prime minister.
Mohiuddin Wani would be press secretary and police services Dr Zishan would be appointed as chief security officer and Mujahid Sher Dil would be principal staff officer of the prime minister.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister barred ministries and autonomous bodies from issuing congratulatory advertisements on government expenses.
Source said the government has issue show-case notices to President National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Inspector General Motorway for publishing congratulatory advertisements over Nawaz Sharif’s election as PM.
In an order issued from the Prime Minister House, the premier said that national wealth should not be wasted on such advertisements.
He warned of strict action against those violating these directions, saying that the head of the department concerned would have to pay the amount spent on such advertisements.