Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Coordination of Marketing and Development of Mineral Resources Syed Shahzad Qasim steps down from his post.
As per details, PM Imran has accepted Shahzad Qasim’s resignation. The Cabinet Division on Thursday (tomorrow) issued a notification accepting his resignation.
According to the notification, “In exercise of the powers offered by rule 15(1)(g), read with item at serial number IA of Schedule V-A of the Rules of Business, 1973, the Prime Minister has been pleased to accept the resignation tendered by Shahzad Syed Qasim, from the post of Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Coordination of Marketing and Development of Mineral Resources with effect from November 4th, 2020.”
Earlier in September, Qasim was replaced by Tabish Gauhar as the premier’s special assistant on power – just three months after his appointment.
Tabish Gauhar is Pakistan's new special assistant on power. He was instrumental in K-Electric's turnaround.
In latest u-turn, Shahzad Qasim who was given the power job just three months ago has been moved back to mines and minerals pic.twitter.com/vHLyFVnuRJ
— Faseeh Mangi (@FaseehMangi) October 2, 2020
Moreover, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh replaced Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan as head of the committee. Whereas, Gauhar replaced Shahzad Qasim. All other members of the committee remain unchanged.