Islamabad: Federal Minister for Planning, Developments and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has denied all the speculations circulating on social media regarding consideration of minimum M. Phil qualification for CSS and PCS exam. Ahsan Iqbal clearly rejected all the rumors on this issue and said that there is no such suggestions send by the Ministry of Developments and Reforms to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. Federal Minister notifies this through his Twitter account by posting a tweet and said that minimum qualification for CSS and PCS will remains the same.
Previously, it had been circulating on social media that the Ministry of Planning, Developments and Reforms has suggested to raise minimum qualification for Central Superior Services (CSS) and Public Services Commission (PCS) examinations. It had been reported that after the approval from the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, minimum qualification to attempt CSS and PCS examination should be M. Phil. Some sources were also claiming that minimum age to attempt both the examinations will be also increased to 30 years. While age of retirement for the government officers will remains the same, some sources have claimed.
I want to clarify that there is no suggestion under consideration to make M. Phil minimum criteria for CSS, PCS Exams.
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) September 10, 2015
After this clear denial by the Federal Minister, all the rumors regarding this issue should be closed now.