ISLAMABAD (APP): Ministry of Commerce has completed the process for selection of trade officers for Pakistan’s missions abroad. A statement issued here on Tuesday said the process was completed through Special Selection Board (SSB). Interviews of 62 candidates were conducted by the SSB, who passed the written test held by an independent organization, Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS). Officers from different services groups which included Commerce and Trade Group, Pakistan Administrative Service, Customs and Excise Group, Inland Revenue Service, Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service and persons from private sector with the relevant experience passed the written test and appeared in the interview before the SSB. Minister for Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan said the selection of trade officers was made through a rigorous process of written test and interview by a high-level panel. The selection was conducted in a transparent manner and the trade officers will be recruited purely on merit based upon the laid down criteria, he added.