Special Aide to the Head Of State (SAPM) on Power and also Petroleum Tabish Gauhar revealed on Tuesday that he had resigned from the message, practically a year after his consultation.
“After a year of civil service, I’ve made a decision to stop to go back to my family. It’s been the opportunity of a lifetime to serve the country, to the best of my capacities, in an honorary capacity. I shall stay indebted to the PM for offering me this opportunity,” he tweeted after stepping down as the SAPM.
He added that while obstacles in the power sector were manifold, he had “no question that under the able leadership of Hammad Azhar, the MOE (Ministry of Energy) team will continue to stay the course on structural reforms”.
After Gauhar resigned, the Closet Department provided a notice, claiming that Prime Minister Imran Khan had accepted his resignation with effect from September 20.
Gauhar, a former handling supervisor of K-Electric (KE) as well as a senior exec of struggling Abraaj Resources of Arif Naqvi, had replaced Shahzad Qasim as the SAPM on power in October last year.
He had resigned from the blog post in January this year, however his resignation had actually not been approved.
At the time, educated resources had informed Dawn that Gauhar had actually complained about his minimal range of operate at a cabinet conference during the course of discussions on reforms. An authorities had actually claimed Gauhar was fed up with interference in his functions and way too many chefs in the pot and had complained that he did not know whom to report– Minister for Planning Asad Umar, then power priest Omar Ayub, quondam SAPM on oil Nadeem Babar or the prime minister.
Gauhar’s high profile interviews amongst leading networks and papers– recommending incorporation of KE-Shanghai deal via the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as well as revival of Pakistan Electric Power Firm had actually likewise alarmed some principals in the field, another authorities had claimed.
To top everything, Gauhar was reported to have come under pressure following an examination report on oil dilemma which criticized Byco Petroleum of prevalent misdeeds and required more investigations. Gauhar had actually worked at Byco as the chairperson of its audit as well as personnel committees.
Later in March this year, he was given the added fee of the premier’s assistant on petroleum, changing Babar.
Last month, he had created a letter to Azhar, mentioning multiple difficulties in the power sector and also urging that techniques be liquid chalked out and “alternative and also architectural reforms” be made to address them.
Gauhar is additionally the owner and also chairperson of Sanctuary Energy, a management consultancy firm in the power as well as power industry. He has a top-notch honours level from King’s College, London, as well as additionally an MBA level from the Institute of Company Management in Pakistan.
He had stepped down as director, ceo, and chairperson of the KE board in 2015 after operating at the organisation for over 7 years.