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Lt Gen (retd) Muzammil Hussain resigns as Wapda chairman

Muzammil Hussain says he is resigning from the post due to “some personal reasons”

By Jawad Malik
May 07, 2022
Wapda Chairman Lt Gen (retd) Muzammil Hussain. -The News/File
Wapda Chairman Lt Gen (retd) Muzammil Hussain. -The News/File

LAHORE: Lt Gen (retd) Muzammil Hussain has resigned as the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) chairman after serving in the office for more than five years.

The Wapda chief was first appointed to the post on August 24, 2016, by the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif for five years. Later, the PTI government extended his term for another five years in 2021.

Speaking to Geo News, Muzammil Hussain said he is resigning from the post due to “some personal reasons” and will talk in “detail” after the acceptance of his resignation.

“I have sent my resignation to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Right now I can not share details for quitting,” he said, adding that during his tenure he worked on several important projects related to water resources and made Wapda self-reliant.

It is important to note that PM Shehbaz, during his visit to the Diamer-Bhasha Dam site last month, directed the Wapda chief to ensure the completion of this vital project in 2026, ahead of its timeline of 2029.

Speaking after a briefing over the construction of the dam in Diamer, PM Shehbaz had said, "Nothing in this world is impossible therefore efforts to complete the Diamer-Bhasha dam project by 2026 instead of 2029 should be made."