Federal Cabinet approves BoDs of PMDC, OGDCL, SSGC, SNGPL

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ISLAMABAD, April 2 (APP):Federal Cabinet on Tuesday approved new Boards of Directors (BoDs) of four public sector companies including Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL), Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), Sui Northern Gas Company Limited (SNGPL) and Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC).

Briefing media persons after the cabinet meeting, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain announced the names of new BoDs’ chairmen and members.

Shamsuddin Ahmed Sheikh would be the new Chairman of PMDC’s BoD, while members include Ejaz Ali Khan, Muhammad Dawood, Huma Ejaz Zaman and Irshad Ali Khokhar, besides other concerned officials.

The OGDCL’s BoD would be headed by Qamar Javed Sharif and its members include Akbar Ayub Khan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Saeed Ahmed Qureshi from Balochistan, Sadia Khan and Nisar Ahmed from Sindh, Saud S Khwaja from Punjab, besides other concerned officials.

Dr Shamshad Akhtar would head the SSGC’s BoD and members include Muhammad Riazuddin, Qazi Azmat Esa, Faisal Bengali and M S Nida Razwan Farid, besides other concerned officials.

The SNGPL’s BoD would be chaired by Syed Dilawar Abbas and members include Dr Sohail Razi Khan, M A Mian, M S Rohi R Khan and Hamayatullah Khan, besides other concerned officials.

Meanwhile, the Petroleum Division said appointments in the BoDs had been made on merit and through a transparent manner with an objective to transform the public sector organizations into profit-earning entities so that they could contribute to national exchequer vibrantly.

In the BoDs, it said, provincial representation had been ensured and it was for the first time in the country’s corporate history that women had been also been made part of the boards.