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Natiq Friday, August 26, 2011 06:38 PM

New AGP - another disgraceful and ignoble appointment
 
The PM recently appointed Mr. Akhtar Buland Rana as the new AGP, after forcing Mr. Tanveer Agha out of his post prematurely for reasons that defy both rhyme and reason. Mr. Agha's retirement was due in November as per the oath he undertook, when he was going to turn 65. He was forced out earlier because he gave the government a hard time over the nasty incidents of corruption and graft in the different government departments, but on the flimsiest pretext of 18th amendment which just shortened the constitutional appointment of AGP from five to four years.

Mr. Agha, an officer par excellence, has an impeccable record of service through out his career and also served in the World Bank in Washington for many years, and contributed tremendously during his tenure in this sensitive and extremely important post of AGP. After Mr. Agha's retirement, there were numerous competent and deserving officers of PAAS who could have filled his place without anyone having a single reason to point fingers at them, but of all the possible people the PM chose the one with most questionable and dubious character and with no extraordinary merit of competency, rather the contrary! His only merit is that he was an old friend of PM, being from the same region and ethnicity.

For the last many years this man, on leave from PAAS, has been sitting as janitor and security guard in a building in Canada, watching security cameras (compare with Agha who has been an executive in world's top financial institution) and lo and behold he becomes the Auditor General of his country. Are we becoming some kind of a banana republic??

What more, he possesses multiple passports and NICs, which is absolutely illegal; and the feather in his crown: has been [U]convicted[/U] of sexual harassment of a female PAAS officer by his own department very recently, on which account he was barred from promotion to grade-21. He conveniently undid that through his connections in the ruling party, got promotion in 21 and within no time to 22, off-course. What does such a despicable rogue have to suffer for when every other convicted wretch is someone in this country?? He is the brand new Auditor General of Pakistan, what a comedy this government is playing with the country!



[url]http://tribune.com.pk/story/238175/controversial-appointment-buland-akhtar-rana-named-new-auditor-general/[/url]
[url]http://pkpolitics.com/2011/08/26/the-most-corrupt-shameless-government-ever/[/url]
[url]http://criticalppp.com/archives/53615[/url]
[url]http://pakistanfocus.com/2011/08/25/ppp-leader-says-new-agp-unfit-for-office/[/url]

Taimoor Gondal Friday, August 26, 2011 06:45 PM

chief justice have taken notice of this appointment and asked PM to give justification of such a controversial appointment.

Chief Justice zindabad

Saleeqa Batool Friday, August 26, 2011 09:03 PM

Undoubtedly , the august office of AGP must be held by a person of high morality.And to this extent , the Govt should be blamed. With already a blatantly bad record on governance front , the current regime cares little for its reputation.

However instead of blindly believing on just media reports , certain issues viz Mr Rana points to a grim reality :Grass lacunae and loopholes in our system and culture of mud-slinging and point scoring.

First , promotion from Grade 20-22 are first recomended by a high powered selection board chaired by Chairman FPSC and other members includes senior officers such as Secretary Establishment(Much acclaimed Mr Sohail Ahmad) .How come that a person of such repute and record was raised to such Position? Why no finger was raised by any quarter at the time of his promotion?

Second , Grade 22 is the highest grade in bureaucratic hierarchy and an officer in this grade will surly hold some critical/important position in administrative Set-up.

Thirdly mere existence of allegations , especially in our culture where mud-slinging is norm rather than exception, is not valid justification to debar someone from holding a public office. Every one is innocent unless proved otherwise. Allegations were leveled against even our CJ that were never subjected to inquiry and he was never proceeded against.Some one has said that the former AGP had a clean record.To correct and set the record straight i am sharing hereunder a news item where the former AGP was alleged of serious charges.

[url=http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=2406&Cat=2&dt=9/1/2010]Auditor general gets taste of his own medicine[/url]

In no case i am defending the Govt, what i want to say that at this point of time , every one including Opposition , Media etc is engaged in point scoring.As per law, appointment of Mr Balund is regular. If they are serious in this issue and posses valid proof against him , then a reference may e filed against him.Those who overlooked his bad-record and recommended him for promotion should be charged of criminal negligence and held responsible for this.

If it is something win-lose game where every one at Govt Side is Villain then nothing is going to be better.What we need to change is system and mind set.

shtanzeel Friday, August 26, 2011 09:37 PM

Its totally harsh to criticise such a senior officer in this manner. In PAAS Shah Nawaz Khattal(current AGPR), Anis Marghoob sb(the acting auditor general before the appointment of buland akhtar) and Buland Akhtar Rana, were the senior most belonging to the 3rd CTP. As senior batches have retired and among those of 3rd CTP PAAS, most of them retired like Ghalibuddin, Allah Baksh Kalyar, Jehangir Aziz etc.
Should have the PM appointed somebody from 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th common as AGP?
based on seniority its a good appointment.

Secondly, there are courts in the country, if there are charges let the courts decide is he convicted or not. Just allegations cannot be sufficient nor inquiry reports are always 100% unbiased. So profesionaly Buland Akhtar is a well versed man in the field of accounts, and will prove an asset for the country.

Natiq Friday, August 26, 2011 09:41 PM

[QUOTE=Saleeqa Batool;344869]

However instead of blindly believing on just media reports , certain issues viz Mr Rana points to a grim reality :Grass lacunae and loopholes in our system and culture of mud-slinging and point scoring.
[/QUOTE]

Here are the details of a recent Inquiry conducted by AHTC, FIA, Islamabad, which [U]confirmed[/U] the following facts:

* Dual Nationality (Pak and Canada)
* Four different passports (3 pak and 1 canadian)
* Travel on all 4 passports (2004 to 2009)
* Sexual harassment with female officer ***** Saleem of BS-19.
* Vilification and defamation against AGP and Ms. Saleem in the Courts of senior civil judge and session judge, Islamabad.
* Three different Dates of Birth (4 April 1950, 1952 and 1958)
* International travelling (on different dates) without lawful permission.

It is all proven and hopefully he will be disqualified by the Court soon, even though he may continue despite that. In fact only the account of putting three different Dates of Birth on official documents is a reason sufficient enough for not only his disqualification from the civil service but for a lawsuit against him, but that happens in civilized countries only. Time and again, we want to insist that we are not civilized and want to live in the dark ages, which is so unfortunate. The reason we all have managed to destroy our own country is because we take it too easy about corruption and cast a blind eye on all kinds of irregularities happening around us, or take for granted that institutions be disrespected and held in cold mockery.

zeeshan1001 Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:35 AM

So sad
 
[QUOTE=Natiq;344886]Here are the details of a recent Inquiry conducted by AHTC, FIA, Islamabad, which [U]confirmed[/U] the following facts:

* Dual Nationality (Pak and Canada)
* Four different passports (3 pak and 1 canadian)
* Travel on all 4 passports (2004 to 2009)
* Sexual harassment with female officer ***** Saleem of BS-19.
* Vilification and defamation against AGP and Ms. Saleem in the Courts of senior civil judge and session judge, Islamabad.
* Three different Dates of Birth (4 April 1950, 1952 and 1958)
* International travelling (on different dates) without lawful permission.

It is all proven and hopefully he will be disqualified by the Court soon, even though he may continue despite that. In fact only the account of putting three different Dates of Birth on official documents is a reason sufficient enough for not only his disqualification from the civil service but for a lawsuit against him, but that happens in civilized countries only. Time and again, we want to insist that we are not civilized and want to live in the dark ages, which is so unfortunate. The reason we all have managed to destroy our own country is because we take it too easy about corruption and cast a blind eye on all kinds of irregularities happening around us, or take for granted that institutions be disrespected and held in cold mockery.[/QUOTE]


I would like to defend Mr. Buland Rana because I know him personally and I am clear of all the facts. He is being defamed so that he could be cleared from the way. Junior and existing Temporary AGP may be involved in the process.

Dual nationality is not disallowed for civil servants

2 Pakistani passports expired because of frequent foreign official/private tours 4th is the Canadian whats wrong with having a foreign passport too

Travel on all passports because no page left in the previous ones to stamp
so issued new one as soon as the pages left were used

Harassment case verdict was made clear and he was cleared from all charges after full investigation

Every person has a right to defend himself and use its right of freedom of speech

3 different dates (Do you think he wanted to apply for CSS agian ? :D)

No need for lawful permission when you are on a leave from office


I request of all of you to think yourself and don't let media, news and articles deviate your thoughts.. You should make a decision on merit which your sub-conscious can make only.

Hasan Raza Awan Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:56 AM

[QUOTE=zeeshan1001;345005]I would like to defend Mr. Buland Rana because I know him personally and I am clear of all the facts. He is being defamed so that he could be cleared from the way. Junior and existing Temporary AGP may be involved in the process.

Dual nationality is not disallowed for civil servants

2 Pakistani passports expired because of frequent foreign official/private tours 4th is the Canadian whats wrong with having a foreign passport too

Travel on all passports because no page left in the previous ones to stamp
so issued new one as soon as the pages left were used

Harassment case verdict was made clear and he was cleared from all charges after full investigation

Every person has a right to defend himself and use its right of freedom of speech

3 different dates (Do you think he wanted to apply for CSS agian ? :D)

No need for lawful permission when you are on a leave from office


I request of all of you to think yourself and don't let media, news and articles deviate your thoughts.. You should make a decision on merit which your sub-conscious can make only.[/QUOTE]

[B]Dual nationality is not disallowed for civil servants[/B]
it is not allowed for civil servants of any department remember this thing n confirm it brother..

Arfinite Leghari Saturday, August 27, 2011 02:00 AM

Salute to PAAS Group
 
Great opportunities of promotion in PAAS and person like Mr. Buland regardless of his suspected activities reached Grade 22. One can go to World Bank on deputation, FIA and also reach 22 grade no matter what they do even work as Security guard in Canada. In other groups reaching grade 22 is not easy. My relatives and their friends are working in Pakistan Railway and Army Accounts and EDO Finance and Planning in provinces. Many are working in Finance posts in different projects of Government of Punjab funded by world bank and ADBP on deputation and earning great salaries. For Financial matters of projects Goernment needs technical officers and allow PAAS officers to go easily on deputaion to serve in different projects.

I have kept this group in top 3 choices of CSS attempt. Versatile group with great promotion chances.

Natiq Saturday, August 27, 2011 05:00 AM

[QUOTE=zeeshan1001;345005]

3 different dates (Do you think he wanted to apply for CSS agian ? :D)


[/QUOTE]


Good idea! But since you know him personally why don't you ask him why did he do that!!? I would like to quote you the reference of FIA inquiry that confirms this in detail, but I am sure your personal acquaintance would have managed to obtain a copy of it already.
Here is the answer to your sarcasm: Usually people dishonorable and wicked by nature do not need particular reasons to commit such mean and naive treacheries, abominations keep occurring by them just unwittingly. It is in their nature to lie and deceive even when there is no substantial gain from it. This is the reason your acquaintance submitted three different Dates of Birth: which is a crime. All other accusations are also correct and documented against with proofs by FIA. Akhtar Rana in unsuitable for AGP; what more: he is also unsuitable for being even a clerk in the government. He has been exonerated and made AGP with the sole purpose of delivering the ruling party against corruption inquiries.

Let's just wait, if something turns out about him from the Court.

The loophole in Pakistan's civil service is that seniority is considered in exclusion to performance evaluation for promotions (see this: [url=http://www.dawn.com/2011/06/16/all-is-not-well.html]All is not well | Opinion | DAWN.COM[/url]). And once selected, every [I]maja gama[/I] would become entitled to BPS-22 near the end of his career if he has a benefactor in the government. This is what is happening with Rana.

A person fallen to such depravity and dishonesty that he cannot disclose something as basic as his Date of Birth to his employer without lying DOES deserve to hold others accountable, definitely!! This is exactly the reason Pakistan is among the most marvelous, prosperous, and just countries in the world.

zeeshan1001 Saturday, August 27, 2011 04:37 PM

[QUOTE=Natiq;345121]Good idea! But since you know him personally why don't you ask him why did he do that!!? I would like to quote you the reference of FIA inquiry that confirms this in detail, but I am sure your personal acquaintance would have managed to obtain a copy of it already.
Here is the answer to your sarcasm: Usually people dishonorable and wicked by nature do not need particular reasons to commit such mean and naive treacheries, abominations keep occurring by them just unwittingly. It is in their nature to lie and deceive even when there is no substantial gain from it. This is the reason your acquaintance submitted three different Dates of Birth: which is a crime. All other accusations are also correct and documented against with proofs by FIA. Akhtar Rana in unsuitable for AGP; what more: he is also unsuitable for being even a clerk in the government. He has been exonerated and made AGP with the sole purpose of delivering the ruling party against corruption inquiries.

Let's just wait, if something turns out about him from the Court.

The loophole in Pakistan's civil service is that seniority is considered in exclusion to performance evaluation for promotions (see this: All is not well | Opinion | DAWN.COM). And once selected, every maja gama would become entitled to BPS-22 near the end of his career if he has a benefactor in the government. This is what is happening with Rana.

A person fallen to such depravity and dishonesty that he cannot disclose something as basic as his Date of Birth to his employer without lying DOES deserve to hold others accountable, definitely!! This is exactly the reason Pakistan is among the most marvelous, prosperous, and just countries in the world.[/QUOTE]


Great reply from your side, just as I expected of you.

Well about 62 senior CSP officers possess dual nationality. Dual nationality is disallowed to military officers only.

@maja gama (Excuse me you are insulting a CSP officer, which I think you also want to become one. In other words once selected means you have qualified CSS Exam, is it an easy task? try it)

FIA is not a final authority to state a person unsuitable.

What I wanted to say is use your own brain and don't let others influence your thoughts.

Just think how would you have felt if Akhtar Buland Rana was your friend or dad's friend ?

well, I don't want to defend him because he is my acquaintance but because whatever I said is the truth about him.

Nevertheless he is now Auditor General of Pakistan and those who were trying to stop him from attaining that position for their own vested interests have failed.


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