It happens only in Pak: PM appoints son-in-law to plum World Bank post
Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has appointed his son-in-law Raja Azeem-ul Haq to the post of Executive Director (ED) of the World Bank in Washington.
According to official sources, Ashraf appointed his son-in-law to the post by using his discretionary powers.
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, Shafqit Jalil, however, said Ashraf approved the summary for appointing Raja Azeem as the executive director of the World Bank, adding that there was nothing unusual about the move, the Express Tribune reports.
According to the paper, the decision was taken despite resistance shown by Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, who tried to convince the premier to change his decision.
Officials said that Shaikh told Ashraf that his son-in-law was "junior" for such an important position, the paper said.
According to the paper, Raja Azeem is currently serving in the PM Secretariat as the additional secretary on a grade 21 post, a position that a civil servant usually gets after serving for two to three decades.