ISLAMABAD- Dr Waqar Masood, transferred last week, continues to work as Secretary Finance after Finance Advisor Shaukat Tarin told him not to relinquish the charge, giving credence to the sources who claim that his transfer order had been reversed. As TheNation reported last week that Prime Minister's Advisor on Finance Shaukat Tarin was most likely to resist Dr Masood's transfer, new appointee Salman Siddique's efforts seem to have gone in vain, sources confirmed on Monday. According to the sources, Salman Siddique called on Finance Advisor to seek charge of his new assignment as Secretary Finance, but the former advised the latter to wait. However, the sources rushed to make it clear that it was without prejudice to the position of Salman Siddique, notified to be the next Finance Secretary. DMG officer Salman Siddique is a seasoned bureaucrat having helds key postings like Chief Secretary Punjab before getting promotion as full-fledged Federal Secretary. At the same time, sources close to incumbent Secretary Finance told TheNation that Dr Waqar remained busy in his official capacity till late Monday evening. Dr Waqar who was inducted by the former PPP regime in the federal bureaucracy, actually touched the peak of his career during the regime of former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. Initially, Aziz, as Finance Minister, picked Dr Waqar, then an Additional Secretary, as spokesman of the Finance Ministry. Later on, Waqar got promotion to grade 22 and was given Economic Affairs Division. Eventually when Shaukat Aziz became Prime Minister, he brought Dr Waqar along to the PM Secretariat as Special Secretary to the PM. The sources further said that Tarin has asked Dr Waqar to continue as Finance Secretary, and has requested the Prime Minister to let him continue with his incumbent team on economic stabilization plan. The Advisor has informed the Prime Minister that abrupt change in the position of Secretary Finance would dampen the pace of economic stabilization that needs not to be disturbed, the sources added. Meanwhile sources revealed that the influential cadre of the District Management Group, too, was on its toes to get slot of Finance Secretary for the DMG officer Salman Siddque. "They (DMG) were leaving no stone unturned in getting the orders of the Prime Minister on latest bureaucratic reshuffle to be implemented," the sources maintained. According to the sources, Advisor on Finance has also been approaching President Asif Ali Zardari for retaining his Secretary. The Advisor would remind the President of his vow to give him free hand for economic management, the sources said.