Tabish Gauhar resigns as SAPM on Power and Petroleum

Tabish Gauhar resigns as SAPM on Power and Petroleum

Islamabad (Web Desk): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Power and Petroleum Tabish Gauhar on Tuesday resigned from his post.

According to a notification issued by the Cabinet Secretariat, Prime Minister Imran Khan has accepted Gauhar’s resignation.

In a tweet, the former SAPM thanked the premier for the opportunity to serve Pakistan, calling it the "privilege of lifetime".

Gauhar said that despite a number of challenges in the energy sector, he had no doubt that under the leadership of Hammad Azhar, the Ministry of Energy will "continue to stay the course on structural reforms".

Earlier in January, Tabish Gauhar had also sent his resignation to the premier through WhatsApp but PM Imran Khan directed him to continue his job.

He was appointed as SAPM on October 1, 2020. He had served as the chairman and CEO for K-Electric for seven years.

In March this year, Gauhar was also given additional charge of SAPM on petroleum, replacing Nadeem Babar who was asked to quit his portfolio following a decision to conduct the forensic audit of oil marketing companies (OMCs).