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    Government notifies retired Lt General Nazir Ahmad as NAB chairman

    ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Law & Justice on Monday(March-06) notified retired Lt General Nazir Ahmad as new chairman of the NAB.

    The ministry issued the notification a couple of days after PM Shehbaz & Leader of the Opposition Raja Riaz unanimously decided to appoint Mr Nazir at the head of the anti-graft buster watchdog.

    The notification states the appointment has been made for the period of 3 years. Mr Nazir’s appointment came after Aftab Sultan stepped down, saying he had refused to toe the lines.

    A notification issued by the PM House on Feb 4 stated, “In terms of Section 6 of the National Accountability Ordinan e, 1999 (XVIII of 1999), as amended from time to time, consultation between the Leader of the House is the Prime Minister & the Leader of the Opposition in the NA has been made & there is a consensus on the name of Lt.Gen(Retd.) Nazir Ahmad, for his appointment by the Federal Government as Chairman, NAB”.


    Lieutenant General (retd) Nazir Ahmed was commissioned in the 40 Frontier Force Regiment, Pakistan Army in 1983. He graduated from the Command & Staff College, & the National Defence University(NDU), Pakistan.

    Prior to his appointment as commander of the XI Corps (Peshawar Corps) in December 2016, Lt General (retd) Nazir Ahmed served as commander of the PMA in addition to commanding an infantry division in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

    He was promoted to lieutenant general in 2014 & was subsequently appointed as inspector general of Communications & Information Technology at the General Headquarters. Before retiring from the service in 2018, he also commanded a military formation in South Waziristan as a major general.

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