Warid Telecom has re-hired Mr. Irfan Chaudry as Chief Technical Officer of the company, after a gap of four month, we have confirmed with multiple sources close to the situation.
Mr. Chaudry had resigned from CTO’s office at Warid in September 2010, reportedly, due to differences with higher management.
However, recent reshuffle in Warid’s Management made a way for him to get back to his lost seat. Mr. Chaudry will also take care of IT department as interim head.
Mr.Chaudry has been with Warid for last six year.
Telecom experts are taking the re-entry of Irfan Chaudry as a sign that Warid is no longer looking for a buyer, at least for another year or so.
This opinion is supported by a fact that Warid employees got up to 15 percent increment in salaries. This announcement was made by Mr. Zouhair A. Khaliq, Executive Director, Warid, in front of managers and senior management at Royal Palm Country Club, Lahore yesterday in a townhall meeting, told us a source in the company.
Reportedly, Mr. Khaliq held a similar ceremony in Karachi today, where managers and higher management from south region were present.
According to our source, during the Lahore session, when someone asked about the possible merger of Warid, Mr. Khaliq replied “If Warid’s merger was supposed to happen, it would had happened by now”.
Mr. Khaliq also announced that company has no plans for any head cut in near future.