- SAPM on Energy Tabish Gauhar has been an iqama holder since 1999
- The prime minister appointed Tabish Gohar because the SAPM on Energy on October 1, 2020 in an honourary capability
- Gohar is the primary member of PM Imran’s cupboard to have a everlasting residence allow within the UAE
ISLAMABAD: Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Energy, Tabish Gauhar, holds a UAE everlasting residency Iqama, in accordance with official paperwork seen by Geo Information.
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In accordance with the paperwork, Gauhar has been holding a everlasting residency Iqama for Dubai since 1999. He was appointed in an honourary capability because the particular assistant to the prime minister on Energy on October 1, 2020.
Gauhar has not publicly introduced that he’s an iqama holder although he disclosed it to the Cupboard Division on February 12 this 12 months, in writing.
He’s the primary member of PM Imran’s cupboard to have a everlasting residency allow within the UAE. The full variety of members presently within the federal cupboard who maintain everlasting residency in different international locations, specifically america, Canada, UAE, and UK, are six.
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Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Abroad Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari is a British citizen whereas two different particular assistants who resigned lately, Nadeem Afzal Chan and Shahzada Qasim, are everlasting residents of Canada and the US respectively.
In PM Imran Khan’s present cupboard, particular assistant Dr Shahbaz Gill, SAPM for Nationwide Safety Moeed Yousaf, particular assistant Rauf Hassan and SAPM on Petroleum Division Nadeem Babar are US inexperienced card holders.
The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) and a courtroom is presently listening to the case of a federal minister and a member of the prime minister’s cupboard on alleged concealment of twin nationality.
The Prime Minister’s 49-member cupboard consists of 28 federal ministers, three ministers of state, 4 advisers, and 14 particular assistants.
PM Imran Khan refuses resignation of SAPM on Energy Tabish Gauhar
The event comes after Gauher tendered his resignation to PM Imran Khan final month. The prime minister, nonetheless, rejected his resignation and informed Gauhar to hold on his duties.
Gauhar had resigned by way of WhatsApp after being appointed in an honourary capability just a few months earlier. It had been reported that one of many causes for Gauhar’s resignation was his powerful place on the federal government’s negotiations with the Impartial Energy Producers (IPPs).
Within the assembly, the prime minister had refused to simply accept his resignation, assuring Gauhar of his full assist in opposition to the facility sector’s unscrupulous components, in accordance with a report in The Information.
The premier had prolonged his all-out assist to Gauhar to revamp the facility sector by reforms.
Gauhar had informed The Information he resigned final week attributable to private causes.