Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has assured the civil servants that they will be protected from any political interference and all appointments would be made based on merit.

While addressing the civil servants in Islamabad on Friday, the PM said that political interference over the years was the reason of the collapse of bureaucracy.

He assured that past prestige of the civil service will be restored. The PM urged civil servants to fully support the ambitious reforms of the government as the reforms are aimed at securing the future of Pakistan’s youth.

Imran Khan said that the reforms will also be introduced in the civil service and adviser Ishrat Hussain has been entrusted the responsibility towards that end.