Reference news report regarding Information Group officials foreign postings, Information Minister was reported to say that the decision to select people from the private sector was to meet the challenging job of media management abroad. The present government has decided to appoint people from private sector on the seats reserved for Information officers. There is a point that information officers are trained as media managers . They are trained and worked as public relations officers and media managers. Then how people from private sector can be better than information officers. In case if information officers are unable to meet the challenging job as the respected minister thinks, it is recommended that Information officers should be trained on modern lines to meet the challenges of their jobs. It is expected that government will reconsider its decision of appointing non service people on the posts of officers.

A RETIRED INFORMATION OFFICER,

Lahore, December 15.