ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum Nadeem Babar has been asked by Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign from his post.
This was revealed by Planning Minister Asad Umar in a press conference on Friday during which he discussed the findings by the Federal Investigation Agency in a probe ordered by the premier to ascertain the reasons behind petroleum shortages in the country.
“Secretary for Petroleum Division will also be asked to report to the Establishment Division once his replacement is finalised,” Umar said.
Asad Umar added that in the past, the Petroleum Division used to put all the responsibility on the shoulders of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) whenever questions related to petroleum shortages were raised.
“We have to end this ambiguity,” said Asad Umar. “There are very few penalties for those who harm the economy. The mafia which is working to loot people’s money, Prime Minister Imran Khan won’t spare them.”
“This is a message from Prime Minister Imran Khan to the mafia that their time is up,” the planning and development minister maintained.
More to follow.