ISLAMABAD The Press section of the PM House runs affairs directly and autonomously, bypassing the Information Secretary. On Gilanis official visit to Europe earlier this month, the list of accompanying journalists was drawn up by the PMs press section and the Information Secretary, Mansoor Sohail, was kept totally in the dark - thereby contravening bureaucratic norms and procedures. It seems that official constraints and rules are not seen as worth observing by those occupying bureaucratic positions in the PM House That is why nepotism thrives while merit is out.