LAHORE - Punjab Chief Secretary Akbar Durrani has said hardworking and competent youth should join civil service with the passion to serve the country, adding that civil servants should be loyal to the state not government.

He was addressing a workshop for CSS aspirants organized by the Archives and Libraries Department at Quaid-e-Azam Library here on Thursday. On the direction of Chief Secretary Punjab a six-day workshop has been arranged for CSS aspirants to guide them about the top exam.

The Chief Secretary said that civil service gives a chance to earn honour, good reputation and serve the humanity. He mentioned that young generation wants to join CSS and appear in competitive exams but result of last two years was not good.

Inspector General of Police Syed Kaleem Imam, in his, lecture said that CSS is a competitive exam, hard work is required for success in it. This exam is like a race, only frontrunners would be winner, he added. Secretary Archives and Libraries Tahir Yousaf said that similar workshops would also be arranged in other libraries in the province. A question answer session was held at the end of the workshop.

Crackdown on quacks

The Punjab Healthcare Commission on Thursday has sealed 41 outlets of quacks. Teams of the PHC had carried out action on quacks in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Bahawalnagar, Sialkot and Narowal. The teams visited 127 treatment centres as per the census. Out of these, outlets of 41 quacks were shutdown, while 46 quacks had started other businesses. Among the sealed centres, the maximum 14 were in Sialkot, Narowal 11, Rawalpindi 9, Bahawalnagar 4, and three were in Lahore.