PESHAWAR: Amid protests against his appointment, Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) Chief Executive Pervaiz Akhtar Shah stripped of the company’s union head of what “he described illegally” allotted vehicle.
According to a Pesco statement, the newly-posted chief had taken back a double-cabin vehicle “illegally allotted” to the company’s hydro union chairman.
The release claimed that the vehicle was attached to the Central Transport Pool at the Pesco Headquarters and was misused with unlimited consumption of fuel. On the other hand, the workers union has been protesting against the Pesco chief’s appointment since its notification declaring it politically-motivated.
The Pesco union leaders insist the appointment was made in violation of merit and that the federal government didn’t consider the three names proposed by the Pesco’s board of directors for the post. The Pesco officials claim the union has split into two groups.
With an MS degree from Ohio University in the United States, Pervez Akhtar Shah had begun his career as a sub-divisional officer in Wapda in 1978.
Soon after assuming the office, he had ordered an inquiry against four officers allegedly involved in the illegal sale and purchase of power from a sugar mills in Dera Ismail Khan.