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Cabinet directs immediate removal of CEO CPPA

Aftab Ahmed

Islamabad: The cabinet has directed immediate removal of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abid Latif Lodhi, Central Power Purchasing Agency -Guaranteed (CPPA-G) and advertise the post for recruitment.

The move comes in wake of approving managing director CPPA-G for another three years. He is also currently holding post of CEO CPPA-G.

Sources told Newztodays.com that the Board of Directors of CPPA-G initiated the process of recruitment for the post of CEO, CPPA-G in pursuance of the Companies Act 2017 and CGR and advertised the post of CEO CPPA-G in the national dailies on May 5, 2018. A total of 21 candidates applied for the position.

The Board of Directors of CPPA-G after short-listing and interviewing recommended the following panel of three candidates in order of preference for consideration of the federal government for appointment as CEO CPPA-G; (i) Adid Latif Lodhi; (ii) Waqar Ahmed Khan and; (iii) Mubashar Bashir.

Power Division, in its summary had recommended the cabinet to appoint Lodhi as CEO CPPA-G for a period of three years with immediate effect.

According to some media reports, some of the power sector consultants, who did not qualify for the post of CEO contacted CPPA-G officials to pass on information critical of Lodhi’s appointment to cabinet members. However, some feel that a powerful lobby within the cabinet which is not being entertained with respect to transfer and posting of their blue eyed in Discos is busy lobbying against them.

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