The Islamabad chapter of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Monday recommended to the federal health ministry to not appoint serving military officials as executive directors for Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Federal Government Polyclinic Hospital.

According to Geo News, the PMA condemned the letter of appointment of serving military officials sent by the federal health ministry.

In response to a letter, PMA officeholders warned the federal health ministry about appointing serving military officers to manage public sector health institutions.


The officials expressed strong disapproval of replacing federal government officials with military personnel, emphasising that such a move would be unacceptable under any circumstances. Furthermore, they mentioned that even military authorities would be unwilling to endorse the action initiated by the federal health ministry.

On the other hand, a spokesman of federal health ministry said earlier that the appointment will be conducted as per recruitment rules, adding that the government believes in merit.

The health ministry’s spokesman further stated that the government believes in providing best health facilities to Pakistanis by appointing competent officials.