A beneficiary of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) is still holding a key post in the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) despite the Supreme Court’s judgment declaring the ordinance null and void.
According to official list of NRO beneficiaries, Anees Alam, ex-deputy director of the defunct Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), currently TDAP, is holding the office of Director Office of the Chief Executive Officer.
Anees Alam is at 111th position in the official list of NRO beneficiaries issued by the Law Ministry with his former boss ex-director general textile quota, Nayar Bari who is at 110th position.
There are 37 cases against these two officials including 16 cases of illegal allotment of textile quota, one case of forgery and fraud and 20 cases of obtaining illegal benefits in convince with the exporters.
Under the NRO, Anees Alam was reinstated after 15 years of suspension and posted as Director of CEO office in TDAP which is the main post after the CEO.
Sources in the TDAP revealed that in the absence of the CEO, the Director of the Office of CEO looks after every matter.
They pointed out that despite Supreme Court’s annulment of the National Reconciliation Ordinance and initiation of court proceedings against the beneficiaries, the TDAP CEO has not suspended him from service as of today.
When contacted, Anees Alam said he had faced these cases in court in the past alone and now again the court would decide his fate.
Media consultant of TDAP Ziauddin Agha while talking to media said that action would be taken under the rules and regulations of the authority.