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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb to engage with the corporate sector for creation of a fund for hiring top-notch advisors/ firms/ talent, leveraging their CSR funds, with hiring rules precluding any possibility of conflict of interest situations, well informed sources told Business Recorder.

Sharing details, sources said during a meeting held on April 9, 2024 to take stock of various proposal for augmenting talent pool of federal government, Prime Minister gave the following directions: (i) Establishment Division to conduct awareness sessions for Ministries on simplified hiring process of experts under amended rules; (ii) P3A to select/ pre-qualify a pool of top level consultancy firms for different areas of specialisation and make them available for federal government Ministries for expedited hiring on need basis; (iii) Establishment Division to hire headhunting firms and make them available for Ministries to facilitate expeditious hiring process of professionals/ experts/ technical advisors etc.; and (iv) presentation to Prime Minister by ten key Ministries/ Divisions (Commerce, National Food Security and Research, Finance, IT&T, Climate Change, Power, Petroleum and Natural Resources, Industries and Production, Science and Technology and Water Resources) after conducting their respective need assessment, finalising requirements for specialists/ consultants and consultancy firms and progress/ plan on hiring required talent.

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All Ministries/ Divisions have also been directed that sectoral presentations shall include plans and actions of Ministries for augmenting their talent pool for effective delivery on respective functions/ projects/ initiatives.

The Prime Minister Office (MPO) has directed all the Ministries that necessary action may be taken for compliance of the directions of the Prime Minister, as per given timelines, and progress be submitted to it accordingly.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2024

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Maqbool Apr 19, 2024 11:21am
One of the main areas that needs complete revamping is the Trade Commissioner in different country’s Very few have the required expertise. Mostly enjoying a long holiday. Foreign Affairs & Commerce.
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Javid Bhai Apr 19, 2024 01:32pm
Only retarded company professionals allowed please.
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Ali Apr 20, 2024 11:06am
What happened to Diamer-Basha dam funds, Balochistan development fund. All are looting public in the name of fund and unjust tax system. They can collect funds from corruption money of politicians etc
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Maroof Shah Apr 20, 2024 08:09pm
Merit will not likely be the criterion, nepotism will likely prevail. Corruption is part of our DNA
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Chawla.i Apr 21, 2024 01:21am
We have huge h.r talent , firstly beaureu cracy has to be cut down by 50%to revamp our h.r at minimum level of cost As we hv tight our hips and all out austerity measures shd b taken v.v seriously
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