ISLAMABAD, July 22: The Acting President and Senate Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari approved on Monday appointment of Abid Sher Ali as minister of state for water and power.

Mr Ali is said to be a nephew of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Government’s critics have started criticising his appointment.

“The acting president, on the advice of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, approved the appointment of Mr Abid Sher Ali, MNA, as minister of state in terms of Article 92(1) of the Constitution,” President’s Spokesman Farhatullah Babar said.

In a separate development the acting president approved on Monday the appointment of Abdul Latif Golo, District & Sessions Judge (BS-21) as Judge Accountability Court-I Karachi on deputation basis.

The acting president also approved the following appointments on the advice of the prime minister. Advocate Sher Shah Kasi, has been appointed Deputy Attorney General Quetta, Advocate Syed Muhammad Attique Shah as Additional Attorney General-I Islamabad, Nasir Mahmud as Deputy Attorney General-X Lahore in place of Iftekhar Shahid and Sajid Ijaz Hotiana as Standing Counsel-XVIII Islamabad.

Under a separate decision the acting president accepted the resignation of Habib Ullah Shakir from the post of Additional Attorney General-I Islamabad.

More From This Section

SC has learnt to bolster democracy, says chief justice

Authority of SC may be extended to a number of areas from which it has historically maintained a distance, said CJ.

Musharraf likely to travel to Karachi today

Sources said Musharraf's likely visit to Karachi is on account of security issues and to continue of his treatment.

Nation standing firm beside armed forces: PM

The prime minister was addressing the passing out parade of the 129th Pakistan Military Academy Long Course on Saturday.

Police officer among two shot dead in Quetta targeted killings

Armed militants killed a police officer and critically injured his son on Quetta's troubled Sariab road area.

Comments are closed.

Comments (1)

Sarwat Hasan
July 23, 2013 9:50 pm

Here we go. Formal implementation of "luto Pakistan ko" plan has kicked off. There was not a single person outside of his family capable, on merit, dilegent, more deserving etc than this chap in entire Pakistan.

Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
From The Newspaper