Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has given appreciation certificates to the best-performing ministers.

The premier presented “appreciation certificates” to 10 ministers for their outstanding performance in their respective ministries.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Shehzad Arbab, has submitted the report to the Prime Minister’s Office.


A ceremony to distribute appreciation certificates was held in the Prime Minister’s office today, while ministers and concerned officials from the ministries have been invited to attend the ceremony.

The top 10 ministries recognised for their performance at a ceremony held in Islamabad were as follows:

Ministry of Communications (Murad Saeed)

Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives (Asad Umar)

Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (Dr Sania Nishtar)

Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (Shafqat Mahmood)

Ministry of Human Rights headed (Dr Shireen Mazari)

Ministry of Industries and Production headed (Khusro Bakhtiar)

National Security Division headed (Dr Moeed Yusuf)

Ministry of Commerce (Abdul Razak Dawood)

Ministry of Interior (Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed)

Ministry of National Food Security and Research (Syed Fakhar Imam)

The premier hailed the initiative as a “great opportunity” since every ministry would get to know how much the others worked. “Our ministries will get incentives to work hard, the more we publicise this,” he added.

The prime minister said that when “marks” — referring to a story from his own days as a student — would be publicised and there would be a corresponding system of rewards and penalties, it would bring an improvement in the governance system’s performance.