Popalzai to now head PPRA after made OSD post-flour crisis inquiry
In a major development, a decision was made to appoint a bureaucrat as the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) MD who had been removed from the slot of food security secretary after an inquiry into the flour crisis.
24NewsHD TV channel, quoting sources, reported on Tuesday that the Establishment Division had sent a summary for approval to Prime Minister Imran Khan about the latest proposed appointment of Hashim Popalzai.
A notification on the subject would be issued once the prime minister gives his final approval.
Popalzai was made OSD after being removed from the position of food security secretary on April 6. He is the senior most bureaucrat of the Secretariat Group in Grade-22.
According to sources in the Establishment Division, the PPRA MD is lucrative post. The officials working in the Authority receive hefty salaries and allowances.
Popalzai has another 13 months of service left as he is going to retire on May 2021.