LAHORE - CSS is the only exam where there is absolutely no favoritism and the whole process of selection of officers is completed on merit.

Former federal secretary and renowned scholar Dr Safdar Mehmood stated this while addressing a seminar ‘CSS and Provincial Management Services’ organised by Centre for Competitive Excellence. Former director general FIA and National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Tariq Pervaiz, former DG FIA Tehsin Anwar Shah, former DG Customs Intelligence Lutfullah Virk also addressed.

“There is no substitute or alternate to hard work in this world. CSS is not an exam of just textbook but it comprises reading the philosophy of life. Use your general knowledge to pass CSS. Those pass CSS can pass any exam of life,” Dr Safdar was of the view.

Answering a query of CSS aspirants, he said it was not strange thing when MNAs and MPAs approach you for their voters’ work but it is your duty to fulfill the task under the guidance of law. “At least do work for which you would be remembered even after your death,” Dr Safdar said.

Tariq Pervaiz said such institution were the need of the hour in which proper guidance of CSS can be provided.

Lutfullah virk citing Tariq Pervaiz example said that in his career never entertained wrong demands of ministers, legislators, judges or even prime minster.

Punjab FIA Director Azhar Mehmood , former Additional DG FIA Ch Manzoor, Collector Customs Dr Rizwam Salaiyat, former IG Islambad Aftab Cheema were also present at the seminar.