Outgoing govt appoints Waseem Mukhtar as new Nepra chief
By News Desk
August 9, 2023 11:21 AM
The outgoing federal government has given approval to the appointment of Waseem Mukhtar as the National Electric and Power Regulatory Authority Chairman, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.
Sources said that the approval of the Nepra chairman’s appointment summary was made by the federal cabinet through circulation.
Wassem Mukhtar got the highest 78 marks in the interview followed by Abid Latif Lodhi who achieved 74 marks and Kamran Riaz who acquired 70 marks.
Nepra Chairman Tauseef Farooqui has completed his four-year tenure.
According to Section 3(2) of the Regulation of Generation, Transmission, and Distribution of Electric Power Act (NEPEA Act) of 1997, the NEPRA Authority consists of a Chairman and four specialized members who are appointed by the federal government. Tauseef H Farooqi was appointed as NEPRA Chairman via a notification from the Establishment Division (notification No. 1/27/2019-E-6) on July 31, 2019. His current four-year term was expired on August 4, 2023.
Reporter Awais Kiyani