The National Coordinator NACTA has clarified that NACTA received a total of 12 requests from employees of different federal and provincial government departments working in BS 17 to 19 for posting in NACTA on deputation basis.
A three member committee was constituted to interview these applicants and short list the suitable officers for posting against vacant posts of Assistant Director (BS 17) Deputy Director (BS 18) and Director (BS19).
Interviews were conducted on 14 May 2019 and the Committee recommended 6 of the 12 candidates for sending their cases to Establishment Division for further processing. Ms. Shabnam Gul was one of the selected candidates. The Committee recommended her purely on merit for posting against one of the vacant posts of Directors as she is already working in BS-19.
She is a PhD scholar with several papers on counter extremism and terrorism and found appropriate and relevant for research wing. Being found a suitable candidate to serve at NACTA, her services were requisitioned through Establishment Division on 22 May 2019. The news item circulating in media is totally baseless. NACTA followed 100% merit and due process in requisitioning of her services.