Published On: Fri, Jun 10th, 2022
Published in Category: Islamabad

Cabinet Division issues notification of Ahad Khan Cheema’s appointment as Adviser to the PM on Establishment

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ISLAMABAD : Cabinet Division on Thursday issued official notification of Ahad Khan Cheema’s appointment as Advisor to PM on Establishment.


President Dr. Arif Alvi on the advice of Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has appointed Ahad Khan Cheema, a former civil servant and senior bureaucrat, as PM’s Adviser on Establishment.


A notification issued by the Cabinet Division on Thursday states: “In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 19 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the president, on the advice of the prime minister, has been pleased to appoint Ahad Khan Cheema, as Adviser to the Prime Minister on Establishment, with the status of federal minister, with immediate effect.”


The notification has been issued by Senior Joint Secretary to the Cabinet, Taimur Tajammal. The copies of the notification have been sent to all the concerned persons.


The development comes days after Cheema resigned from the civil service while expressing his distrust of his employer, the government of Pakistan, for acting as a silent spectator when he was roped into a “politically motivated campaign spearheaded by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ahead of the 2018 general election and his ordeal all along”.


The newly-appointed minister had served 38 months (Feb 2018 to April 2021) in jail while being under trial in different NAB references.


On June 4, the Prime Minister’s Office accepted the resignation/ retirement from service.