Cabinet approves Cheema’s removal, okays IB DG appointment

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet Tuesday approved the summary to remove Omar Sarfraz Cheema from the Punjab Governor slot.

The federal cabinet meeting was held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair. The cabinet also approved the appointment of Fawad Asadullah Khan as permanent director general of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), an officer of grade-21, whose notification had already been issued by the Establishment Division. He was previously posted as Commandant IB Academy.

The meeting discussed the current political situation in the country and other matters of importance. Cabinet members said that a constitutional process was adopted to remove Punjab Governor Omar Sarfraz Cheema from his post and President Alvi misuse his powers. The cabinet was briefed about the court order details to de-seat Punjab Governor.

The cabinet also approved the resignation of the WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen (rtd) Muzammil Hussain and now additional charge has been given to the WAPDA member finance Naveed Asghar Chaudhry for the period of three months only.