PM Kakar sacks ‘controversial’ special assistant


ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar has removed Texas based Pakistani-American businessman Muhammad Tahir from the post of Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM).

According to a notification issued by the PM Office here, the appointment notification of the SAPM Mohammad Tahir Javed has been taken back. The notification to appoint Tahir Javed as Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Investment was issued on October 6 but the decision was taken to remove him after lobbying by a group of American Pakistanis, according to sources.

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PM House sources said that PM Kakar took action after it was reported in US and Pakistani media that Tahir Javed has a previous conviction for theft which he hid and didn’t declare. It was also reported that Tahir Javed was a diehard supporter of PTI Chief and gave him money before turning against him.

The Establishment Division Islamabad after the approval of the Prime Minister has withdrawn the notification for the appointment of Tahir Javed as Special Assistant.

Soon after his appointment, it was reported that Pakistani-American businessman Muhammad Tahir Javed had had been given the same perks and privileges as the minister of state for Tahir Javed despite the fact that he had donated money to and campaigned for Khan and the PTI in the United States while he was prime minister.


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