ISLAMABAD: Federal cabinet likely to approve candidacy of ruling ex-parliamentarians of the PML-N, as well as party workers to board of directors of power distribution companies (DISCO).
Sources said the prime minister in Principle approved the re-establishment of the Board of Directors of IESCO, FESCO and LESCO and now the case will be presented in cabinet meeting schedule on Tuesday for final OK.
Sources said that the restoration of the constitution of Board of Directors of DISCO founded on political affiliation, not technical competence, and therefore these DISCOs act like white elephants. in national economy as well as public incurs high tariffs due to departmental in- Efficiency and high distribution losses.
Sources said the ministry has proposed Engra Kamarul Islam Raj as chairman/independent director. of Board of Directors of IESCO.
He was a member of Punjab Assembly PML-N 2013-2018 from constituency PP-5 (Rawalpindi-V) and was main accused in Scandal with Saaf Pani, but later on the NAB court acquitted him.
Likewise, he has also proposed Chaudhary Khalid Munir, Mujahid Perwazi Chatta, Nasir Mahmood Sheikh, Raj Talib Mehdi Khan, Fahad Malik, Major (R) Tahir Iqbal as independent directors.
Major Rtd Tahir Iqbal was an MNA from Chakwal and most of the above members are eminent workers of PML-N.
In addition, Malik Ghulam Mustafa Kandwal, Naeem Iqbal and Adnan Enwar Baig are consumer representatives as well as independent directors and four members. of ministry of power and IESCO as ex-officio members.
In addition, the ministry of power It was also proposed Main Waqar Aziz as Chairman/Independent Directors of LESCO board.
Other directors included Hafiz Muhammad Numan, Gais uddin Ahmed, Muhammad Ali Sadiq, Jahanzaib Badar, Mujahid Islam Billah, M. A Goraya, Ahmad Baksh Tarar.
It is pertinent to note that Muhammad Ali Sadiq is the son of of Federal Minister Ayaz Sadiq, while his other son was also part of LESCO and IESCO Boards of Directors in previous tenure of the PMLN.
While Arshad Iqbal, Saad Rao and Faisal Khokhar are consumer representatives in LESCO board.
It is pertinent to note that Hafiz Muhammad Numan was an MPA in from 2008 to 2013 and Faisal Khokhar also outstanding worker of PMLN in PP-161.
Sources said the ministry of power It was also proposed Tehsin Alvi as chairman/independent director of FESCO board. Other independent directors included Babar Ikram, Raja Amir Hamza, Iftikhar Ahmad Ansari, Numan Khalid, Muhammad Momin Javid, Rab Nawaz as independent directors, while the ministry also proposed Muhammad Humair Hayat, Ali Ranjhu and Main Farrauch Iqbal as consumer representatives.
It should be noted that Humair Khayat was a former PNA member from Mainwali, and Muhammad Momin Javid also son of Muhammad Junaid Anwar Ch of NA-112 Toba Tek Singh-II.
The ministry said the current board of directors of IESCO, FESCO and LESCO were created in December 2020 for Period of three years and consumer representatives on these boards of directors were appointed in May 2021
In pursuance of CGR, 2013, a performance the contract was also signed between the Ministry of Energy (energy division) and boards of Directors of IESCO, FESCO and LESCO however, Minister for Energy (Energy Division), after “thorough evaluation” of in performance of DISCO (including IESCO, FESCO and LESCO) felt need recreate the Board of Directors to bring improvement in them performance.
Accordingly, the minister for The Energy (Energy Division) consulted extensively to shortlist suitable candidates. who meet the criteria of conformity and good quality and are registered with PICG.