Appointment of CCP Chairperson, members in line with Cabinet Division’s decision, Finance Ministry clarifies

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 19 (APP):The Finance Ministry Friday categorically refuted the news item appearing in a section of press alleging that the appointment of Chairman Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) and its members was made without Cabinet Division’s approval.
“The news report in a section of press, alleging that CCP Chairman, members’ appointment was made without Cabinet Division’s Approval is completely incorrect,” the spokesman said in a statement issued
here.
The spokesman while giving the factual position said that Federal Cabinet, in its decision of February 7, 2017, had delegated Federal Government’s Power of Appointment to the Finance Minister with the concurrence of the Prime Minister whereby Finance Minister and Prime Minister can appoint CEOs of corporations, statutory bodies, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies attached with the Finance Division.
In view thereof, CCP, Chairperson and members have been appointed / reappointed in line with the
decision of the Federal Cabinet, the spokesman said.