Edhi, Cheema and Raheel inspire most CSS candidates

Published: July 5, 2017
Study indicates that young candidates are passionate about serving their countrymen.

Study indicates that young candidates are passionate about serving their countrymen.

Study indicates that young candidates are passionate about serving their countrymen. Former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: A recent study has revealed that the candidates clearing the Central Superior Service (CSS) and the Punjab Civil Service (PCS) written examinations declared prominent social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, former army chief General Raheel Sharif and renowned police officer Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema as their ideal personalities.

The study indicates that the young candidates are passionate about serving their countrymen and committed to bringing extraordinary changes in the system.

When asked about which personalities inspire them the most, the majority named the former inspector general of police Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema as their ideal.

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They were of the view that Cheema was successful in bringing peace, order and justice wherever he served during his entire career. He established the rule of law very effectively, improving the overall image of the police by his performance, and bringing marked improvement in every organisation he headed.

Other ideal personalities of the candidates included Abdul Sattar Edhi for his unparalleled social services, former army chief General Raheel Sharif for a successful operation against terrorism, and Akhhuwat Foundation chief Dr Amjad Saqib for providing interest-free loans.

The study also noted significant improvement in the candidates in terms of their command over the English language. However, their knowledge about Pakistan and Islamic Studies was not found up to the mark.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Anjum Arshi
    Jul 5, 2017 - 10:48AM

    Great choice by the CSS candidates! Very politically correct. I am sure this is just to ensure good marks.Recommend

  • Shakeel Mahota
    Jul 5, 2017 - 3:36PM

    There are honest individuals in civil and military bureaucracies who are imbued with the zeal to serve people. The problem is that the stories of such persons remain muted in the media. It’s time that honesty and integrity of such officers must be acknowledged and rewarded as they remain honest in the ocean of corruption around.Recommend

  • Salman Ghuman
    Jul 5, 2017 - 4:55PM

    Zulfiqar Cheema for Chairman of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jul 5, 2017 - 5:17PM

    The only common trait between these three is that they used media very smartly, otherwise achievements they bragged about are still not visible under a microscope. Recommend

  • MS
    Jul 5, 2017 - 6:16PM

    Mr. Edhi’s story is different but other two, they only did their job. It’s pity that doing a job honestly for which an individual is hired and paid has become a unique quality in our society. Recommend

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