An impressive ceremony was held on Independence Day on Sunday at the Civil Secretariat for awarding prizes and certificates to officers of various departments showing good performance.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif gave away prizes and commendatory certificates to 63 officers.
The officers included: Dr Shujaat Ali Secretary Industries, Jawad Rafique Malik Commissioner Lahore Division, Captain (retd) Zahid Saeed Commissioner Rawalpindi, Saeed Iqbal Wahla Commissioner Gujranwala, Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmad Commissioner Bahawalpur, Ahad Khan Cheema District Coordination Officer Lahore, Nabeel Ahmad Awan DCO Gujranwala, Captain (retd) Saqib Zafar DCO Rawalpindi, Dr Naeem Rauf DCO Bahawalpur, Waqas Ali Mahmood DCO Sahiwal, Nasir Rafiq Focal Person Model Bazar (Chief WTO), Muhammad Ilyas Secretary Regulations, Nawazish Ali DCO Gujrat, Nasim Sadiq DCO Faisalabad, Nadir Chatha Additional Collector Lahore, Musarrat Jabeen Additional Collector Kasur, Kiran Khurshid Additional Collector Sheikhupura, Talat Mahmood Additional Collector Rawalpindi, Muhammad Abid Khan Additional Collector Attock, Zahid Saleem Gondal, Deputy Secretary Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Captain (retd) Khalid Mahmood Assistant Commissioner Sadiqabad, Captain (retd) Abdul Sattar Isani Assistant Commissioner Sialkot, Tariq Manzoor Assistant Commissioner Mianchannu, Saif Anwar Jappa Assistant Commissioner Rawalpindi, Zahid Suhail Assistant Commissioner Chiniot, Sohail Habib Tajik District Police Officer Rahim Yar Khan, Sohail Zafar Chatha DPO Rajanpur, Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi DPO Vehari, Dr. Muhammad Rizwan DPO Sargodha, Muhammad Afzal Virk SP Investigation Gujrat, Muhammad Younas Butt SP Sahiwal, Captain (retd) Liaqat Ali Malik Additional SP (Investigation) Civil Lines Lahore, Irfan Ullah Khan Additional SP Sheikhupura, Rashad Mehmood Sandhu DSP Sadar Faisalabad, Abdul Rasheed Inspector Rawalpindi, Muhammad Nazir Inspector Sargodha, Muhammad Zubair Chief Inspector Finance Department, Basit Mehmood District Accounts Officer Sahiwal, Late Abrar Sultan Chief Engineer C&W (Due to his invaluable services, he was recommended for posthumous award), Khayyam Qaiser Chief Engineer Highways South Zone, Hafiz Masood-ur-Rasool Chief Engineer Highways North Zone, Younas Aziz Additional Secretary Technical, Asrar-ul-Haq Chief SPRU Irrigation, Sh. Muhammad Nawaz Superintending Engineer Nilibar Canal Sahiwal, Bashir Ahmad Zahid Superintending Engineer Drainage Faisalabad, Habib Ullah Bodla XEN C&W, Ghulam Murtaza Executive Engineer Faisalabad, Shakeel Ahmad SDO Monitoring Faisalabad, Shakeel Ahmad SDO Bahawalpur, Khadim Hussain Sub Engineer Khanpur, Shaukat Ali Director General Punjab Housing & Town Planning, Muhammad Saleem Nasir Director Local Government Board, Moazzam Ali Janjua Additional Secretary Local Government, Waheed Ahmad Butt EDO Local Government Gujranwala, Javed Iqbal Sheikh Director Finance Local Government, Ashiq Dogar PHA Faisalabad, Muhammad Ashraf Janjua Additional Director General, Muhammad Aslam Khan Deputy Secretary Local Government, Raja Zaheer Deputy Director Local Government Rawalpindi, Ahmad Bakhsh Additional Director, Muhammad Yaqoob Technical Officer Shahkot, Shagufta Salamat Architect City Local Government Lahore and Muhammad Zaman Wattoo Assistant Director Local Government Lahore.
Addressing the function, the CM said the Punjab government had set a new tradition by holding a ceremony for the encouragement of competent and hard working officers. “This step,” he said, “will encourage civil servants showing good performance it will also motivate those public servants who have not been able to perform well in their respective fields due to some reason.”
He also said, “Pakistan was created after innumerable sacrifices under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah so that there would be supremacy of justice and everyone would have equal rights and opportunities to move forward.”
Earlier, Chief Secretary Nasir Mehmood Khosa in his vote of thanks said that a comprehensive system had been evolved for evaluating the performance of officers and Punjab government had set an example by holding a ceremony on Independence Day for encouragement of officers showing good performance.
Later, the CM gave away cash prize of Rs 50,000 and commendatory certificate to officers.