NAB starts probe into appointment of PTI worker and Ex VP Telenor as ED OGDCL

Aftab Ahmed

Islamabad: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has finally launched an inquiry into appointment of PTI worker and Ex VP Telenor as Executive Director (ED) Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) at hefty package.

Muhammad Shoaib Baig, Chief Human Resource Officer who had decided to join PTI, on August 24, 2014 on his last day at Telenor had been appointed in OGDCL as ED HR.

The Ogdcl has appointed another person Amir Saleem ED Petroserv at hefty package of Rs 1.4 million per month. NAB is also investigating his appointment.

The board of directors had hired four executive directors at heft package of Rs 1.4 million per month. According to service rules, the candidate should have 26 years of experience but the Executive officers hired by board did not have required experience. This appointment had sparked controversy and issue had been landed into investigation by National Accountability Bureau.

The NAB has started Investigations on the allegations of illegal appointments at Executive management level under the provision of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), 1999.The NAB has sought record and information to be provided for logical and timely conclusion of the subject investigation. It also sought photocopies of the latest advertisements for posts of ED (Petroserve) and ED (HR) along with its approval from OGDCL board and HR and NC.

Complete list of applications received for their posts along with chart showing their qualification and experience etc has also been sought. The anti- corruption watch dog had also sought details about who was shortlisting committee and list of short listed candidates for these posts along with chart showing their qualification and experience etc. Score sheets of short listed candidates along with criteria for scoring and current status of successful candidates for posts of EDs along with their qualification credentials and experience certificates has also been sought.


Ogdcl spokesperson had informed earlier that Mr. Shoaib Baig had been appointed as Executive Director HR through a competitive process on the basis of his qualifications, experience and competencies. There is absolutely no question of extending any preferential treatment on the basis of someone’s social or political inclination. Mr. Baig was interviewed and evaluated purely as an HR professional.

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