ISLAMABAD - Making mockery of the prescribed rules and regulations, the government gurus are all set to remove OGRA chief Tauqeer Sadiq, who will be replaced by a mighty babu, incumbent Member Gas (Ogar) Mansoor Muzaffar Ali through an executive order, allegedly to benefit an influential lobby, TheNation has learnt. Sources well aware of the development informed TheNation on Saturday that the incumbent government on the one side has decided to immediately remove Chairman Ogar Tauqeer Sadiq through illegal measures while on the other hand it is likely that it would appoint Member Gas as Chairman Ogar blatantly violating Ogra Ordinance. Sources further revealed that Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain personally sought a CV of Member Gas (Ogra) and sent to PM secretariat seeking approval for the appointment of chief of the regulatory authority without following the prescribed procedure mentioned in Ogra Ordinance. The OGRA ordinance 2002 reads, The Chairman shall be appointed by the Federal Government for an initial term of four years and shall be eligible for reappointment for a similar term. The Chairman shall retire on attaining the age of sixty-five years. Any member may resign from his office by writing under his hand addressed to the Federal Government. The Federal Government may remove from his office, on an inquiry by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC), he is found unable, to perform the functions of his office due to mental or physical disability, or to have committed misconduct. Sources were of the view that a government guru is leaving no stone unturned to get rid of Tauqeer Sadiq as Chairman Ogra. They informed that Tauqeers removal is because of an influential guru is out to secure as well as ensure short-term objectives and vested interests from multibillion worth LPG and LNG projects to be started soon in the country. Furthermore, according to a letter of Cabinet Division, three-month forced leave of Chairman Ogra completed on 26th August so Tauqeer Sadiq is now the Chairman of Ogra as per rules and regulations, sources opined. They also told that so far neither FPSC nor Cabinet Division has proved any allegation behind his forced leave. They all were of the view that the OGRA chief (Tauqeer Sadiq) had deprived LPG mafia of granting more quota, licences on their will and had imposed hefty fines and penalties on LPG business marketing companies so a certain influential lobby, which also remained involved in land related disputes by grabbing millions from the innocent citizens of the country e.g. E-11 and F-17 societies cases. where people were deceived and these affectees had lodged police cases against them, was all set to remove the chairman OGRA. It is relevant to mention that Additional Secretary Cabinet Division Shahidullah Baig informed the National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources which met on 18th August, 2011 with Sardar Talib Hassan Nakai in chair that Chairman OGRA Tauqeer Sadiq had been sent on forced leave for three months due to some allegations. He said that inquiry over corruption charges levelled against him was under way by Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) and Cabinet Division had moved a summary to PM to extend his forced leave that was going to end on August 28 (Today). Sources told that without a head, the functioning of this regulatory authority was badly affected. They informed that so far no single word surfaced against the chairman Ogra. The Ogra is an independent and autonomous regulatory body and the Cabinet Division is not supposed to intervene into its affairs or to adopt a dictatorial stance against it, sources said, adding, that Cabinet Division has filed a false case of corruption against Tauqeer Sadiq before the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC). Prior to this no show cause notice was issued to him, sources added. Reportedly, Tauqir Sadiq has also exposed the seemingly disputed identity of member gas that certain cases of embezzlement and fraud were also pending against Mansoor Muzaffar Ali wherein his appointment was challenged. Mansoor remained in the jail for two to three years and he does not possess required qualification and experience, sources said. Despite repeated attempt to get Dr Asims version on the above-said information, he could not be approached.