According to sources, the HPSB
will give official approval to the promotion after considering the recommendations of the previous board meeting from the beginning.
According to a senior bureaucrat who has served in the Establishment Division, those who have been selected for grade 22 on Oct 29 by the HPSB may be scrutinised by a review board.
When asked whether there is a provision for reconsideration of the recommendation of the HPSB, he replied in the affirmative.
The sources said that Fawad was 44th on the seniority list issued by the Establishment Division prior to the last HPSB meeting and Fawad will be on the list of most senior officers.
Talking to The Nation, Establishment Division spokesperson Dr Masood Akhtar Chaudhary said that goings-on regarding the HPSB meeting were under process.
Sources in the EstablishAment Division said the HPSB meeting had been called by the division to seek the prime minister's approval for promotion of BS-21 officers on the seniority list to BS-22 without even considering a recent judgement of the Supreme Court on the seniority of over 40 officers, of which about a dozen were eligible for promotion to grade-22.
The sources said EstabliAshment Secretary Ejaz Munir and Cabinet Division Secretary Fazal Mekan had been informed before the HPSB meeting about the SC judgement, but they did not communicate it to the prime minister.
The sources said that although the HPSB had made some recommendations and deferred the names of others in the seniority list, the PM Office had not communicated these names to the Establishment Division in writing.