Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday appointed former K-Electric chief executive officer Tabish Gohar as his special assistant on power, said a notification issued by the Cabinet secretariat.

Gohar had served as the chairman and CEO for K-Electric for seven years and the power supply company posted a profit after 17 years under his tenure. He retired as the chairman, CEO and director of K-Electric in 2015.

The new appointment comes days after Maulana Tahir Ashrafi was inducted into the federal cabinet as the special assistant to the prime minister on religious harmony.