ISLAMABAD - In spite of losing billions by the alleged corrupt practices of former Ogra Chairman Tauqir Sadiq, the authorities did not care while appointing the incumbent chairman of the regulatory authority, sources claimed on Saturday.

They alleged that the serving Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) chief Saeed Ahmed Khan has no relevant experience of gas and petroleum sector at all. He even has no relevant educational qualification, the sources added. They maintained that Saeed’s appointment was made in breach of the laid down criterion.

When contacted to seek his version on the issue, OGRA chairman denied giving any comment saying that the cabinet division was the best quarter to answer about his appointment.

Saeed Ahmed started his career in March 1979 as Assistant Commissioner in Balochistan and he retired as Information Technology secretary in Islamabad on April 3, 2012, sources said. He was appointed Ogra chairman on April 16, only 13 days after his retirement, the sources added.

The Ogra chief obtained first class masters degree in Zoology from Punjab University on July 20, 1977. He also secured a masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy (Albany) US on June 16, 1989.

He has 33 years of experience in Finance, Management and General Administration but no experience in oil and gas sector, according to the sources.