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Pakistan mulls over revision of civil servants’ retirement age

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Islamabad: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Ministry of Finance to find ways to revise service structure of civil servants by increasing retirement age of competent officials and an early retirement of dead wood. According to current service structure, the superannuation age of Pakistani civil servants is 60 years old and it is believed that there is a room for enhancing the retirement age by at least three years with an average life expectancy of 69 years in the country, Xinhua news agency reported citing the local media on Friday.

All civil servants retire at 60 regardless of their performance in their respective departments, unlike the country’s armed forces where an officer or soldier has to retire if he fails to get promotion, based on performance. Imran Khan wants the Ministry to evaluate legal, financial and administrative implications of increasing the age of retirement and early retirement after due consultation with concerned departments, the Express Tribune reported. (IANS)

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