The government of Pakistan appoints four army officers to the NAB (National Accountability Board). NAB has also taken the services of officials from different departments to investigate white-collar crime. These departments include the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), FBR (Federal Board of Revenue), FIA (Federal Investigation Agency), and other departments
The Establishment Division has notified the appointment of four army officers in various departments of NAB. New appointments include Brigadier Muhammad Khalid as Director National Accountability Bureau in (BS-20). Another is Lieutenant Colonel Nadeem Muzaffar as Additional Director in (BS-19). The other two include Major Waleed Khalid of Military Intelligence as Deputy Director (BS-18). And Major Qais Kamran Syed of Military Intelligence as Deputy Director (BS-18)
The appointment of army officers are on a temporary basis per standard terms and conditions as contained in JSI-4/85. The notification of their appointment was issued after the approval of Caretaker Government Prime Minister Anwar Kakar.
Journalist Asad Ali Toor claims according to a source, more army officers are to be appointed soon.
Government officials wrote a letter to the Establishment Division to take the services of officers from sensitive institutions. They wrote this letter after the approval of the NAB Chairman’s appointment Lt Gen (Retd) Nazir Ahmed, The News reported. The government has also appointed officials from SBP, FBR, and FIA besides the intelligence service officers to investigate corruption cases.
Sources claim the appointed officials and officers will perform their duties on their own scale and salary. This decision will establish a strong and effective intelligence system in NAB to speed up the accountability process.
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