Lahore (Web Desk): The Punjab government has appointed Ayesha Mumtaz , former director of the Punjab Food Authority (PFA), as the Deputy Secretary (DS) of the Punjab Higher Education Department (HED).

However, she has applied for six months leave before joining the department, says media reports.

According to an official of the department, Ayesha Mumtaz cited personal reasons for the leave. Her application had been received by the department.

However, an official noted that no decision had been taken by the department on the matter, thus far.