ISLAMABAD - The federal government Wednesday promoted 33 officers, belonging to various occupational groups, from PBS 21 to BPS 22, including Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari and Chief Secretary, Balochistan, Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad. Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf gave approval to these promotions during a meeting of the high-powered promotion committee that was held under his chair at PM House. The Establishment Division also issued a formal notification in this regard. The 33 officers who have been promoted from grade 21 to grade 22 include Malik Abdus Samad, Ansar Javed, Shahid Rahim Shaikh, Fayyaz Ahmad Leghari, Arif Ikram, Abdul Wadood Shah, Ahsan Raja, Abid Saeed, Naveed Akram Cheema, Nasir Hayat, Jamil Amjad, Muhammad Ali Gardezi, Shahidullah Baig, Agha Nadeem, Sajjad Saleem Hothiana, Muhammad Shehzad Arbab, Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad, Hasan Nawaz Tarar, Seerat Asghar Jora, Muhammad Arshad Bhatti, Munir Qureshi, Rasheed Ahmad, Manzoor Ali Khan, Naveed Salimi, Rukhsana Shah, Shama Ehsan Khan, Ahmad Rasool Bangash, Tanvir Ahmad, Tahir Saeed, Abdul Malik Abdullah, Syed Hasan Javed, Ikramullah Masood and Noor Muhammad JadmaniUnder the existing promotion policy, any officer having two-year service in grade 21 and clear track record is eligible or promotion to grade 22. According to Establishment Division, 60 officers of secretariat group, 32 officers of district management group (DMG group), and one each of railway group, postal group as well as information group were available for promotion to grade 22 besides other groups. Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the officers had been promoted strictly on the basis of merit, performance and seniority in line with rules and regulations, says a statement issued by the PM House. The last meeting of the high-powered committee was held on April 12, 2012.