Islamabad: As per existing law, the National Electronic Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) shall consist of a Chairman and four (04) members, one from each province. The law further provides that the member’s appointment would be made by the Federal Government after considering the recommendations of the respective Provincial Governments.
In the case of Syed Farrukh Ali Shah, the newly appointed member of NEPRA from Punjab, the Government of the Punjab was requested to send a panel of three (03) suitable officers for the vacant post.
The Government of Punjab recommended appointment of Syed Farrukh Ali Shah as member of NEPRA, as representative of the Punjab.
The Federal Government once again requested the Government of Punjab to reconsider the nomination of Syed Farrukh Ali Shah. The Punjab Government insisted on the appointment of Syed Farrukh Ali Shah, pursuant to which he was notified as member of NEPRA representing the Province of Punjab.
The above facts clearly state that appointment of Syed Farrukh Ali Shah as member NEPRA has been notified on the persistent recommendation of Punjab Government. The Federal Government has no role in the matter. It is for the Provincial Governments to exercise due diligence while making recommendations.
For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326