The Cabinet on Monday moved a summary to appoint Azfar Manzoor as the Deputy Chairman of the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA).
According to sources in the Cabinet Division, the summary has been sent to the federal government and after approval from the federal cabinet, the notification for the appointment of Azfar Manzoor will be issued.
Earlier on January 5, 2023, the federal government appointed Azfar Manzoor, an officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service, as a member of the Special Technology Zones Authority under Section 3(4) of the STZA Act, 2021. Manzoor is a Grade 20 officer and was posted as OSD in installation section.
According to the cabinet, the position of the chairman of the Special Technology Zones Authority has been vacant for the past 6 months, the authority had requested to assign executive duties to an officer until the appointment of a permanent chairman, after the appointment of the deputy chairman, the process of appointing a permanent president which can last 4 months.