ISLAMABAD: The cabinet on Tuesday gave approval to the appointment of Cabinet Secretary Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera as the administrator of the Islamabad Club.
Sources said that the cabinet division had proposed three names including Cabinet Division Secretary Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, Inter-Provincial Coordination Division Secretary Abdul Ghufran Memon and Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development Division Secretary Dr Muhammad Hashim Popaizai.
The position of the administrator has been vacant since August 2, 2020, when Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan – a close aide of Secretary to Prime Minister Azam Khan – retired. Jehanzeb Khan was later appointed as deputy chairman of the Planning Commission for three years.
The Islamabad Club was established through an Ordinance on July 17, 1978, as a social and residential club for the use, relaxation, convenience and entertainment of the officers of the federal government and the members of the diplomatic corps stationed at Islamabad.
The federal government shall appoint an officer, who is not of a lower grade than grade 21 in the national pay scale, to be the administrator of the Islamabad Club in addition to his other duties. The administrator shall hold office for a period of two years and shall be eligible for reappointment. The administrator shall, subject to any direction by the federal government, be responsible in the exercising of administrative and financial powers as may be necessary for the efficient working of Islamabad Club.