Chairman NHA orders revamping of Legal Bureau, legal advisers removed

ISLAMABAD:Chairman National Highway Authority Jawwad Rafique Malik presided over an important meeting held at NHA headoffice here wherein important decisions were taken to further improve the performance of the authority. The Members and General Managers of the NHA attended the meeting.

Chairman National Highway Authority Jawwad Rafique Malik expressed resentment over bad performance of the NHA’s Legal Bureau and directed to suggest immediate remedial measures to revamp this section.

He said, Director Legal, being head of the bureau, will report directly to the Chairman NHA and will be responsible for proper handling of legal affairs of the authority. On ground of bad performance, legal advisors, Aurangzeb Asad Advocate and Zaheer Ahmad Qadri were discharged from their duties.

In the meeting, NHA’s Member West Zone Tufail Sheikh posted at Quetta office was made OSD. He is directed to report to Administration wing NHA headquarters. In his place Shahid Ehsanullah is posted as Member West Zone NHA Quetta who will be responsible for construction, maintenance and administrative affairs of the authority.

Chairman NHA also expressed dissatisfaction over maintenance work of roads. He directed to submit a comprehensive proposal for establishment of a separate Maintenance Wing to be headed by a Member level officer to keep the roads asset in good condition.

Reviewing the SOP regarding maintenance of roads, he directed to handle the maintenance matters in a more proper way to save the roads from damage.

Chairman NHA also took notice of mishandling the affairs of Tulip Hotel and causing financial loss to NHA. He directed to set the matters right properly.

Malik said, acts relating to causing financial loss to NHA will not be tolerated and disciplinary action will be taken against the defaulters.

Besides, Ansar Anees Director Right of Way (ROW) NHA has been given the additional charge of GM (ROW) NHA HQ. Likewise GM (Admn) Mukhtar Ahmed Durrani has been transferred and posted as GM (IMDC). Capt ® Mushtaq Ahmed has also given the additional charge of GM (Admn) NHA HQ.

In the meeting Chairman NHA hinted that more transfers/postings will also be made in next few days on important posts.