New chief takes charge of Pepco
LAHORE: Naveed Ismael took charge on Monday of his new job as managing director of the Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco) and the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC).
Mr Ismael, former chief executive officer of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), was given the top post in Pepco and NTDC in place of Rasul Khan Mehsud, who was fired by Water and Power Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar hours after he was given charge of the ministry last month.
Sources in the water and power ministry said the Pepco and NTDC boss had “taken over the charge of his new job without any formal notification of his appointment”.
A few days earlier, the same officials had said that the “minister had signed the notification of Mr Ismael’s appointment as managing director of Pepco and NTDC, which was not made public for reasons best known to him”.
After repeated attempts, the minister responded with a simple message: “Your information is wrong.”
A Pepco spokesman said the company’s new managing director remained busy meeting senior officials throughout the day and he could not forward Dawn’s query about the notification.