ISLAMABAD: The National Engineering Services of Pakistan (Nespak) has clarified a news item recently published in ‘Jang’ and ‘The News’ regarding breach of powers of the prime minister and termed it contrary to the facts, says a press release.
The Nespak managing director has conveyed that appointments in National Engineering Services of Pakistan are done by the Nespak management and the board. The prime minister’s orders/approval are not required. Secondly, the appointment of legal consultant in Nespak is done on the basis of her legal expertise and experience. There has been no deviation from the rules.
Khalid Mustafa adds: The Ministry of Water and Power has disowned the decision of the NesPak which, according to the notification letter of which the copy is available with The News, has appointed Ms Shamila Mahmood at Rs450,000 per month
under category 1 of the government service on the orders of Mr Kamal Majidullah, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Water despite the fact that the prime minister has the authority to make such appointment.
As per rules, the Nespak MD has the authority to hire any one but up to Grade 11. The Water and Power Secretary is the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nespak who is Principal Accounting Officer of the Ministry of Water and Power has disowned the decision.
This shows that the BoDs has not approved this appointment as chairman of the Board of Directors, who is Imtiaz Kazi, the incumbent Water and Power secretary knew about the development only when case of Ms Shamila Mahmood was sent by National Engineering Services of Pakistan to him for regularisation.