Basharat A Mirza has assumed the charge of acting managing director of Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC) as Asif Saeed Sindhu relinquished his post on Monday.
Earlier, Mirza was working as the head of supply chain management and has also worked in several other senior positions in the company over the past years.
The new head has an MBA degree from Boston University, USA. Speaking at a ceremony, Sindhu praised the employees’ efforts, particularly those who were working in far-flung areas in difficult conditions. He asked company officers and staff to ensure timely completion of major development projects including Uch-II, Kunnar Pasakhi and Tando Allah Yar, Sanghoro, Dakhani and drilling of Zin well-1 to address energy deficiency in the country.
He expressed hope that OGDC would progress in coming days and would be able to increase oil and gas production on a sustainable basis.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2011.