Petro Division repatriates ‘attached officials’ to parent organisations 

ISLAMABAD: The Petroleum Division has decided to repatriate the officers of various companies/attached departments working in its policy wing to their parent organisations.

According to sources, the decision came as a number of officers belonging to oil & gas sector, exploration & production companies, distribution firms, refineries etc. have been working in the division allegedly “to protect/maximise the interests of their parent organizations”.

Sources said the division has directed the concerned officials to take necessary action in this regard within three months and fill these slots with suitable candidates.

Currently, sources claimed, the employees of PARCO, PSO, SNGPL, SSGC etc. were illegally engaged in various departments of the Petroleum Division.

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Sharing the details one such official (working on an attachment basis), an insider informed that Hassan Mehmood of Mari Petroleum Limited was working in the division as a ‘petroleum economist’, wherein his duty was to fulfil certain official matters, including preparation of summaries for the federal cabinet’s economic coordination committee (ECC).

He alleged that Hassan Mehmood made extensive foreign tours in the name of ‘training’ on the expenses of companies.

“Posting of an officer of Mari Petroleum (an exploration & production company) in the Directorate General of Petroleum Concession was a great example of conflict of interest,” he maintained.

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Ahmad Ahmadani
The author is an investigative journalist. He can be reached at [email protected]
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