ISLAMABAD - The federal government yesterday gave additional charge of Chief Executive officer of Pakistan Steel Mills to recently appointed Secretary Industries Khizar Hayat Gondal. 

The government had removed Gondal from the post of Chief Secretary Punjab last week due to poor coordination on Mumtaz Qadri Chehlum.

He had given the assurance to Federal Interior Secretary that the Punjab government will not allow Qadri’s followers to enter Islamabad. But the provincial government failed to stop the protestors at Faizabad who later staged a sit-in against the government almost for one week in front of the parliament.

According to the latest decision, Major (Retd) Qaiser Majeed, a grade-20 officer of Pakistan Administrative Group (PAS), has been transferred as Managing Director National Educational Foundation. Joint Secretary Finance Division Zafar Nasrullah of grade 20 officer of Secretariat group has been posted as Additional Secretary CAAD under the services section 10.

Captain (retired) Aftab Ahmad of grade 21 officer of (PAS) has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary Science and Technology. He was serving as MD National Educational Foundation previously.

Muhammad Khan, grade 21 officer of (PAS), has been posted as Additional Secretary Ministry of Religious Affairs. Member National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Muhammad Ashraf, grade 21 officer of (PAS), has also been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary Science and Technology.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given the formal approval of all transfers and postings yesterday and the Establishment Division issued the notifications in this regard.