Lt General (R) Nazir Ahmed appointed as new Chairman NAB

Lt General (R) Nazir Ahmed appointed as new Chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD – The federal government on Saturday appointed Lt Gen retired Nazir Ahmed as new chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) days after Aftab Sultan resigned from the post.

The Ministry of Law and Justice has issued a notification in this regard with reports suggested that the appointment had been made by the federal government after a consensus between the prime minister and the opposition leader.

The appointment has been made for the period of three years.

Nazir Ahmed Butt has served as the 30th president of the National Defence University from April 2016 to December 2016. He also served as Pakistan's military attaché in the US, and military secretary to the prime minister of Pakistan.

The recipient of Hilal e Imtiaz was commissioned in the 40 Frontier Force Regiment, Pakistan Army in 1983. He graduated from the Command and Staff College, and the National Defence University, Pakistan.

Prior to his appointment as commander of the Peshawar Corps in December 2016, he served as commander of the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in addition to commanding an infantry division in the then Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

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