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23 February 2020

3 candidates from Gilgit-Baltistan qualify for the country’s civil service

Islamabad: The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) announced the results of the competitive examination for the country’s civil services on Tuesday.  According to the results, only 379 candidates of a total 12,176 passed the CSS examination, a 3.02 pass percentage.

Hailing from Gilgit-Baltistan, Amina Baig, Ejaz Hussain and Ali Muhammad Aslam were also among the successful candidates.
Baig daughter of Shahidullah Baig, a former federal secretary, secured 112th position on the merit list and was awarded Police Services. Hussain, who secured 113th merit position, was awarded Foreign Services. While Aslam, a Punjab University alumnus, made it to Pakistan Accounts & Audit Services.

The FPSC’s official website stated a total of 20,717 candidates applied for the CSS written examination of which only 12,176 appeared to take the exam. Of these 12,176 participants, only 379 candidates managed to pass the written examination but only 368 candidates qualified for viva. Of these 368 candidates, 220 were male while 148 were female. Those candidates, who had passed in the written examination, were made to undergo pre-selection schedules for medical examination, psychological assessment and viva voce. The final list of candidates recommended for appointment by FPSC after completion of pre-selection stages number 238, of which 132 are male and 106 female.

Shahsawar Balti has contributed this story from Islamabad.
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