Chairman PPIB AND AEDB appointed

Mr. Ali Raza Bhutta, Secretary Power Division, has been appointed as Chairman of the Boards of Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB) and Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) by Federal Cabinet. PPIB, NEECA and AEDB are constitutional bodies that are established under the Private Power & Infrastructure Board Act 2012 (PPIB Act), National Energy Efficiency Conservation Act 2016 (NEECA Act) and Alternative Energy Development Board Act, 2010 (AEDB Act). On December 22, 2020, Power division informed the Cabinet that the Minister for Energy has presented his resignation from the chairmanship of the AEDB, National Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (NEECA) and PPIB back on September 11, 2020. Omer Ayub Khan, Minister for Energy argued over his authority that now he has no right to either allocate or remove any person from any designation. Though the positions of Chairman of these constitutional organizations are critical as all strategic and operational decisions at the Board level are made in these organizations, the holding of regular meetings of the Boards is essential for public development and awareness.