ISLAMABAD: Dr. Tauqeer Hussain Shah has resigned from his role as the principal secretary to the caretaker prime minister.
Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has accepted his resignation, and the Establishment Division has officially approved it.
Dr. Shah, a retired Grade-22 officer of Pakistan Administrative Services, retired on December 25 last year but was subsequently granted a one-year contract.
Reportedly, his resignation is attributed to his upcoming position as an executive director at the World Bank. He is scheduled to commence his new responsibilities on November 1, following the conclusion of the current executive director’s term on October 31.
Senior bureaucrats have initiated discussions about the potential candidates for the pivotal role of the prime minister’s principal secretary.
Sources indicate that the names of Finance Secretary Imdad Ullah, Secretary Economic Affairs Dr. Kazim Niaz, and Secretary Housing & Works Shehzad Khan Bangash are being considered for this prestigious position.
The Establishment Division will compile a list of three potential candidates and present it to the prime minister for his approval. Subsequently, the new principal secretary will be appointed.