Chairman WAPDA to retire without seeking extension

Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Lt-General
Muzammil Hussain (retd) has written a letter to the Prime Minster Imran Khan
stating that he will be completing his tenure precisely on August 24, 2021 and
hence he deemed it appropriate to request for timely initiation of a process for
selection of his successor.
According to the Auditor General of Pakistan the appointment of WAPDA
Chairman was illegal. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had appointed him as
chairman WAPDA in place of Zafar Mehmood, due to undue delays in a couple of
hydropower projects.
In the letter he further said “Wapda has been able to add over 2,500 MW of clean
and cheap energy by commissioning four major projects including Neelum-
Jhelum, Tarbela 4th Extension, Golan Gol in Chitral, and Kachhi Canal in
Balochistan. I will be leaving with utmost sense of fulfilment at what the Wapda
was able to achieve during my tenure…I assure you that I leave behind an able
force that will continue to play a decisive and constructive role for a prosperous
Pakistan,” he added.