How Gilani promoted his "jail buddy" to a plum Govt. post

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Islamabad, Mar. 29 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has reportedly rewarded a junior jail official with a jumbo promotion in the federal government as the man used to provide laptop and movie CDs to Gilani when he was at the Adiala Jail.

Faisal Nisar Chaudhry, a junior officer in Prison Department was first called to work at the Prime Minister's Secretariat on deputation as Liaison Officer, and now, he has been made Deputy Secretary, The Nation reports.

Interestingly, the association continues as Chaudhry despite having been designated Deputy Secretary continues to work as the Liaison Officer with Gilani, the report adds.

Sources claim that immediately after Gilani's appointment as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, various attempts were made to induct Chaudhary directly into the Secretariat.

However, the then Principal Secretary and Establishment Secretary had expressed reservations to induct a junior non-concerned officer in Secretariat Group.

But now, sources say, the matter has been resolved as Gilani's "jail buddy" has assumed charge as Deputy Secretary. (ANI)

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