ISLAMABAD, Aug 6: President Gen Pervez Musharraf is not satisfied with the performance of some federal ministers and has conveyed his feelings to Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali in this regard, sources told Dawn on Tuesday.

The sources said that besides discussing the proposed constitutional package in his recent meetings with the prime minister, Gen Musharraf also told Mr Jamali that the performance of some of his cabinet ministers was not up to the mark.

The sources said the president had also mentioned the names of the ministers, who are: Water and Power Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, Communications Minister Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, Food Minister Yar Mohammad Rind and Industries and Production Minister Liaquat Jatoi.

It is said that the prime minister has decided to monitor the performance of these ministers on a monthly basis.

The prime minister, in the parliamentary party meeting on July 23, had directed all the cabinet ministers to hold kutcheris on a weekly basis at the PML House. He had reportedly expressed his dissatisfaction over the performance of ministers after receiving several complaints from other sources as well.

Gen Musharraf’s statement during a meeting held to review the performance of Wapda and the KESC that there should be no political interference in these two departments was actually a warning to Water and Power Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao not to meddle in the administrative affairs of Wapda.

There are reports that Aftab Sherpao and Wapda chief Lt-Gen Zulfiqar Ali Khan (retired) have developed differences over transfers and postings within the authority.

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