LAHORE The PCS Welfare Association has negated assertions of Chief Secretary Punjab Nasir Mahmood Khan Khosa, when the latter has said 10 PCS and three PSS officers of grade 18 have been promoted to grade 19 in the meeting of Provincial Selection Board-1 on June 30. The CS is quoted to have said that 15 PCS and PSS officers of grade 19 had been nominated for Senior Management Course for promotion to grade 20. In a press release issued on Thursday, The Association observed that these were incorrect assertions and aimed at misleading the general public as well as the provincial officers, who were increasingly becoming conscious of their exploitation at the hands of District Management Group. It is a crude attempt on the part of the CS and the DMG-dominated Services and General Administration Department to deflect attention of the people and the provincial officers from the problems of the PCS, said the press release issued by President of Association Rai Manzoor Hussain Nasir. He further added that as against claim of 10 PCS officers, only three PCS officers had been promoted to Grade-19, who were Secretary Board of Revenue Tariq Mehmood, Executive District Officer (Revenue) Pakpattan Muha-mmad Aslam Sial and District Officer (Coordination) Sheikhupura Rana Naseer Ahmad. Only one PSS officer Muhammad Amir Khattak has been promoted to Grade-19, and names of already promoted PCS and PSS officers have been included in the list to throw dust in the eyes of the people as well as the provincial officers, he averred. Rai Manzoor further added that the claim of nominating 15 provincial officers for Senior Management Course was also misleading. Currently 45 posts of the share of PCS and PSS are lying vacant in Grade-20 according to the calculation of the S&GAD. Many provincial officers of grade-20 are also going to retire in the current year. Thus more than 50 posts of grade-20 of PCS share will be vacant, he enumerated, while further pointing out that nomination of only 15 officers against 50 vacant posts of provincial share was sheer mockery of justice and betrayed the exploitative and monopolistic designs of the DMG, who wanted to continue their illegal occupation of posts of the provincial officers. JI condemns raise in power tariff Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hasan and Secretary General Liaquat Baloch have strongly condemned the fresh raise in electricity tariff and toll tax on highways, terming these as unjust and tyrannical. In a joint statement issued here Thursday, they said the raise in electricity tariff every month caused a wave of price hike while the government had also raised toll tax on Motorway and Highways now. They demanded withdrawal of the decision in the interest of common man. The JI leaders said that the slight cut in POL prices would not provide any relief to the masses because no official authority would force the transporters to bring down the fares. They stressed that the transport fares must be fixed afresh in the wake of decrease in POL prices.