Islamabad's Other Jihad: Ayesha Siddiqa

Islamabad’s other jihad
Ayesha Siddiqa: The Indian Express, July 05, 2007

The fresh round of violence in Islamabad around Lal Masjid on Tuesday in which 12 people died has raised expectations of stern government action against the militant mullahs. The shoot-out started after some of the madrassa students tried to forcibly occupy a government office close-by in a bid to extend its tentacles and establish territorial control in the Pakistani capital.

However, Wednesday morning looked different as the authorities seemed more willing to solve the issue much more amicably, raising more questions about the state’s capacity or its intent to punish these mullahs who have challenged the government’s writ. Whatever the logic, the issue makes the state appear weak and with no capacity to punish the culprits.

Situated very close to the ISI headquarters near Aabpara market and about a mile away from the President’s office and Parliament, the militant mullahs of Lal Masjid and the burqa brigade of Madrassa Hafsa became visible in January 2007 after their invasion of an adjacent children’s library. Later, they kidnapped a well-connected prostitute followed by an illegal raid against a Chinese massage parlour located in a posh neighbourhood in F-8/3. Such actions have even got some people in the government and strategic circles, who in the past were great supporters of the Taliban, to condemn the politics of Lal Masjid’s two key mullahs, the brothers Ghazi Abul Rasheed and Abdul Aziz. The fear, of course, is that the activities of the Lal Masjid brigade are happening too close to home or where the most powerful of the country live.

For instance, the prostitute kidnapped a few months ago is known as Aunty Shamim who was visited by some important members of the establishment. Or the Chinese parlour was a place also frequented by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain. The targets seem to be carefully selected which is not surprising due to the history of contacts between the Ghazi brothers and the intelligence agency, the ISI. The father of the Ghazi brothers was linked with the ISI during the Afghan war.

The agency, many in Islamabad believe, is still behind the Lal Masjid gang, especially since a mayhem in the capital is necessary to create confusion in Islamabad and in the minds of Pakistan watchers. Understandably, the diplomatic community does not look too impressed with the gun-battles being fought in the streets of Islamabad.

The government’s laxity is irksome for many including retired AVM Yousafzai who was of the view that killing thousands of these militants would only save the country and not harm it. But why did it take the authorities so much time to deal with the problem? The fear of repercussions, particularly suicide bombing, is one explanation. Lal Masjid can be a litmus test for general Musharraf to prove that he can actually enforce the writ of the state as he had done in Baluchistan where the army killed Nawab Akbar Bugti and many other Baluch nationalists just to enforce the authority of the state.

However, people continue to be sceptical about the government’s willingness to take any major action. After all, the government or the army has not taken any initiative to enforce law on the militants since the problem surfaced in January and there are two explanations for this. First, the Ghazi brothers are well connected, especially with the ISI and the agency would not want to see these people destroyed. Second, there is a need to keep this issue alive to divert attention from many other tricky issues. It is interesting that the recent provocation happened a day after the fiasco in the Supreme Court in which the agencies got a rap on the knuckles by the judiciary. Lal Masjid indeed is beneficial in diverting attention from the judicial fiasco or the dissatisfaction of the general public vis-à-vis the government’s unimpressive performance.

The issue also keeps the international community engaged with the Musharraf regime. With Lal Masjid in the background, General Musharraf appears akin to a dexterous Bollywood (in this case Lollywood) hero who can protect the nation and the world from ferocious militants. Unfortunately, such ploys have always cost the country heavily in terms of its socio-political balance. Islamabad’s inability to firmly deal with the Ghazi brothers would swell the size of the Lal Masjid brigade, especially when governance and civilian institutions have broken down. The appearance of Pakistan as a weak state is in no one’s benefit.

Siddiqa is the Islamabad-based author of ‘Military Inc, Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy’.


Tree Elf said…
Slightly outdated now, so a few of the things might have changed.
Probably gotten worse!

"Every Country has Army, Pakistan Army has a country"

Besides tens of thousands of Army Men working in government-owned
airline and other government-owned industries here's list of Army
Officers in Civilian Govt. Departments and Government owned industries
and civilian institutions of Pakistan including Universities. Pakistan
should be called "Army Inc."

General Pervez Musharraf (President of Pakistan)

Major General (Retd) Muhammad Anwar (President of Azad Kashmir);
Lt Gen (Retd) Khalid Maqbool (Governor Punjab);
Commander Khalil (Governor NWFP);
Lt General (Retd) Javed Ashraf Qazi (Federal Education Minister);
Col (Retd) S.K. Tressler (Federal Minorities & Culture Minister);
Lt Gen. Hamid Javed (Chief Executive's Chief of Staff);
Lt General Muneer Hafeez (Chief of NAB);
Major General Usman Shah (Deputy Chief of NAB);
Major General Shujaat Zameer (Deputy Chief of NAB);
Major General Abdul Jabbar Bhatti (Chief, Regional
Accountability Bureau, RAB,Punjab);
Air Vice Marshal Zakaullah (Chief of RAB NWFP);
Major General Tariq Bashir (Chief of RAB Sindh);
Major General Owais Mushtaq (Chief of RAB Balochistan) ;
Lt General (Retd) Hamid Nawaz (Secretary Defence);
Air Marshal (Retd) Zahid Anees (Secretary Defence Production);
Lt General (Retd) Saeedul Zafar (Secretary Railways);
Major General (Retd) Fazal Ghafoor (Ambassador to North Korea);
Brigadier (Retd) Abdul Majeed Khan (Ambassador to Tajikistan);
Major General (Retd) Salimullah (Ambassador to UAE);
Major General (Retd) Muhammad Hassan Aqeel (Ambassador to Thailand);
Lt General (Retd) Asad Durrani (Ambassador to Saudi Arabia);
Vice Admiral (Retd) Shamoon Aslam Khan (Ambassador to Ukraine);
Air Marshal (Retd) Najeeb Akhtar (Ambassador to Brazil);
Major General Syed Mustafa Anwar Hussain (Ambassador to Indonesia);
Lt General (Retd) Muhammad Shafeeq (Ambassador to Bahrain);
Major General (Retd) Agha Masood Hassan (DG of Postal Services);
Major General Farrukh Javed (Chairman National Highway Authority);
Rear Admiral Ahmad Hayat (Chairman Karachi Port Trust);
Rear Admiral Sikandar Viqar Naqvi (Chairman Port Qasim Authority);
Vice Admiral Tauqir Hussain Naqvi (Chairman National Shipping Corporation) ;
Major General (Retd) Muhammad Hassan (Chief of National Fertilizer
Corporation) ;
A Lt. General (Chairman Pakistan Steel Mills);
Lt Colonel (Retd) Akbar Hussain (Export Processing Zone Authority);
Major General Shehzad Alam Malik (Chairman Pakistan Telecommunications
Air Vice Marshal Azhar Masood (Chairman National Telecommunications Authority);
Brigadier (Retd) Muhammad Saleem (Chairman NADRA);
Brigadier Mirza Babar Aziz (DG NADRA);
Brigadier (Retd) Muhammad Anwar Khan (DG NADRA NWFP);
Major General Raza Hussain (Chairman SUPARCO);
Major General Sabihuddin Bokhari (Surveyor General of Pakistan);
Brigadier Javed Iqbal Cheema (DG National Crisis Management Cell);
Air Marshal (Retd) Shafeeq Haider (Chairman Federal Public Service Commission);
Lt General Arshad Hussain (Member Federal Public Service Commission);
Lt General (Retd) Jehangir Nasrullah (Chairman Punjab Public Service
Major General (Retd) Arshad Chaudhry (Member Punjab Public Service Commission);
Major General (Retd) Arshadullah Tarar (Member Punjab Public Service
Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Aliuddin (DG Civil Aviation Authority);
Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Arshad Saleem (Deputy DG Civil Aviation Authority);
Major General Zafar Abbas (DG Anti-Narcotics Force);
Major General Syed Haider Javed (DG National Logistics Cell);
Major General (Retd) Inayatullah Khan Niazi (DG Auqaf, the Deptt. of
Historical Relics);
Major General Pervez Akmal (MD OGDC);
Brigadier (Retd) Rizvan Ashraf (General Manager OGDC);
Brigadier (Retd) Ishtiaq Ali Khan (MD Pakistan Mineral Development Authority);
Major General (Retd) Hamid Hassan Butt (Chairman Pakistan Railways);
Lt General (Retd) Syed Shujaat Ali Khan (Rector Engineering University Lahore);
Lt General (Retd) Arshad Mehmood (Vice Chancellor Punjab University);
Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Sardar Khan (Vice Chancellor Engineering
University Peshawar);
Captain (Retd) U.A.G. Isani (Vice Chancellor Islamabad University);
Lt General (Retd) Sardar Ali (DG National Institute of Public Administration) ;
Brigadier (Retd) Maqsoodul Hassan (DG Directorate of Education);
Brigadier Muhammad Ejaz (Home Secretary Punjab);
Brigadier Abdur Rehman (Director Health NWFP);
Brigadier Shadab (Secretary C&W Punjab)
Brigadier Anees (Chairman Punjab Privatisation Commission);
Colonel (Retd) Shahid Qureshi (DIG Sindh Telecommunications) ;
Colonel (Retd) Ghulam Hussain (Secretary S&GAD NWFP);
Brigadier Mukhtar (Home Secretary, Sindh);
Brigadier Zaheer Qadri (DG, KDA, Sindh and not Secretary C&W NWFP);
Brigadier (Retd) Akhtar (Secretary to Governor Sindh);
Major General (Retd) Imtiaz (Chairman Pakistan Athletics Federation);
Brigadier Saulat Abbas (DG Pakistan Sports Board).
Brig. Khalid Javed, DG Projects Directorate, NADRA, Islamabad
Col Talmeez Abbas, DG Dataware Housing, NADRA, Islamabad
Maj Tahir M. Alvi DDG, Project Directorate, NADRA, Islambad
Brig Safdar Husain Awan is the Secy (C&W) NWFP Brig Qadri is DG KDA;
Brig Mohtarim is Home Secretary Sindh
Major General (Retd) Hashmi, Registrar, Pakistan Engineering Council;
Major General (Retd) Anis Bajwa, Chairman PTDC;
Major Genera (Retd) Asif Riaz Bokhari, NRB;
Brig Muhammad Toseef Uz Zaman Khan, Civil Aviation Authority;
Brig Saeed Ahmed Malik, WAPDA Head Qtrs Lahore;
Brig Muhammad Iqbal, WAPDA HQ Lahore;
Brig Mushtaq Ahmed, WAPDA HQ, Lahore;
Brig Khalid Sohail Cheema, DG Pak PWD;
Brig Shamshad Khan, GM NWFP NHA;
Brig (Retd) Zareen Khan, Project Incharge Ghazi Brotha Dam WAPDA;
Brig (Retd) Mukhtar Ahmed Tariq, GM Admin OGDC;
Brig (Retd) Muhammad Hamayoun Khan, GM Procurement OGDC;
Brig (Retd) Sardar Javed Ashraf, MD KW&SB;
Brig (Retd) Nisar, IG Prisons (Sindh);
Brig (Retd) Zafar Ahmed Malik, Karachi Building & Control Authority;
Brig (Retd) Aftab Ahmed, DG PHA;
Brig (Retd) Dilbar Husain Naqvi, MD National Construction Company;
Colonel Rauf, IG Prisons, NWFP;
Colonel Asif Jamal, MD, Multan Development Authority;
Colonel (Retd) Najam ul Hasan Malik, TMO Rawalpindi;
Colonel (Retd) Hafiz Abdur Rehman Malik, MD WASA, Rawalpindi;
Colonel (Retd) Kanwar Muhammad Sherbaz Khan, GM CS&E OGDC;
Lt Col Muhammad Azim, GM NHA;
LT Col Naqeeb Amjad Malik, Manager CS&E OGDC;
Lt Col (Retd) Aziz ul Haque Mirza, Member (Operations) NHA;
Lt Col (Retd) Hafeezullah Awan, MD WASA Quetta.
Major General (Retd) Shujaat Ali Khan, Ambassador to Morocco;
Major General (Retd) Badruddin, Ambassador to Brunei;
Vice Admiral(Retd) Khalid Mir, Ambassador to Lebanon;
Brig (Retd) Muhammad Nisar, Ambassador to Argentina;
Brig. Sikandar Ali, Director, Anti Narctics Force;
Brig (R) Saeed Ahmad Rafi, Director General, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (He was inducted by Gen Musharraf into Foreign Service as
incharge of overseas polling for Presidential Referendum in April);
Brig (R) Mian Khalid Habib, Chief of Protocol, M/o foreign Affirs;
Brig Tipu Sultan, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
Group Capt (R) Khalid Aziz Babar, Director General, M/o Foreign Affairs;
Naval Lt (R) Ghalib Iqbal, Consul General, Toronto (son-in-law of
former Air Chief Anwar Shamim) {Anwer Shamim is a Quadiyani and had
served General Zia {Ameer ul Momineen as per Jamat-e-Islami} , Anwer
Shamim has huge ranches in California, USA, which he
and his brother in Law Khursheed Anwer Mirza made through trafficking
Narcotics during so-called Afghan Jihad {the Time Weekly that carried
this news was banned in Pakistan in 80s}.
Naval Lt (R) Qasim Raza Mutaqqi, Counsellor, Rome;
Col (R) Salik Nawaz, Deputy Chief of Protocol, M/o Foreign Affairs;
Capt (R) Masood Akhtar, Deputy Chief of Protocol, M/o Foreign Affairs;
Capt (R) Shaukat Muqaddam, Counsellor, Dublin;
Capt (R) Zaighamuddin Azam Khan, Counsellor, Berlin;
Capt (R) Sohail Ittehad Hussain, Director General,M/o Foreign Affairs;
Capt (R) Khalid Durrani, Director, M/o Foreign Affairs.
General (r) Jahangeer Karamat, Ambassador of Pakistan in USA.
Brigadier (r) Ejas Shah, Director General Intelligence Bureau.

The above list was of 2002. In 2003, as many as 104 serving and
retired Lieutenant Generals, Major Generals or equivalent ranks from
other services are among the 1,027 military officers inducted on
civilian posts in different ministries, divisions and Pakistani
missions abroad after Oct 12, 1999 military takeover. The number of
army Brigadiers or their equivalent ranks from the Navy and Air Force
is even higher at 160, according to an annexure placed before the
Senate library.

There have been 14 ambassadors and a high commissioner from the
military ranks during this period.

Of these 1,027 military officers inducted on civilian posts, 27
military officers have been given the prized grade of 22 while 62
officers have been adjusted in grade 21. A whopping figure of 150
officers occupy civilian positions in Grade 20. There are 276 officers
between grade 20 and 22 alone. The nature of their jobs varies from
deputation, secondment, re-employment to contract basis. These
military officers occupy civilian posts in a situation where,
according to Incharge Cabinet Division Raza Hiraj, there are 700
'unabsorbed' surplus civilian employees. There are 33 officers on
special duty (OSD) just in grades between 19 and 21.

The range of fields where military officers are working on civilian
posts encompasses every sector of human endeavour including
communications, education, diplomacy, water and electricity
management, information, post office, jails, local bodies, think
tanks, industrial production, shipping, minority affairs, population
welfare, health, agriculture, railways, highways, housing, labour and
manpower, social and women development, law and justice and
sub-sectors of sports from cricket to hockey.

A close look at the figures shows that these military personnel occupy
13 posts in the cabinet division, 5 posts in the commerce ministry, 98
in communications ministry, 113 in the defence division, 52 in the
defence production division, 9 in the education ministry, 16 in the
establishment division, 24 in the ministry of foreign affairs, 6 in
the ministry of food, agriculture and livestock. There are 88 military
officers working in the ministry of interior, 2 in the health
ministry, 6 in the housing and works ministry, 29 in the industries
and production ministry, 3 in the information and broadcasting
ministry, 58 in the ministry of Information Technology, 25 in the
Kashmir affairs and northern affairs ministry, five in the labour and
manpower division, 17 in the ministry of minorities affairs, 39 in the
ministry of petroleum and natural resources, just one each in the
ministry of population welfare, the planning and development division
and the ministry of religious affairs. There are two military
officials working in the revenue division (CBR), 21 in the ministry of
science and technology, 72 in the ministry of railways/railway board,
37 in the ministry of water and power, 5 in the ministry of women
development, 6 in the Wafaqi Mohtasib (Federal Ombudsmen). There are
another 37 officers who have been inducted under the military's 10 per
cent quota in civilian posts over and above these appointments.

In the Foreign Affairs 13 Lieutenants and Major Generals were
appointed as ambassadors in different countries, while one Brigadier
and a Major also got ambassadorial positions.

Lt-Gen (retd) Asad Durrani was appointed as ambassador in Riyadh
(contract expired on October 2002).

Vice-Admiral (retd) Shamoon Alam Khan was appointed as ambassador in
Kyiv (up to August 28, 2003),

Vice-Admiral (retd) Khalid M Mir was appointed ambassador in Beirut
(up to July 2003),
Lt-Gen (retd) Nasim Rana as ambassador in Kuala Lumpur (up to July 2003),

Air Marshal (retd) Muhammad Farooq Qari as ambassador in Tripoli,

Lt-Gen (retd) Agha Jehangir Ali Khan as ambassador in Mexico,

Maj-Gen (retd) Shujaat Ali Khan as ambassador in Rabat (up to September 2003),

Maj-Gen (retd) Fazal Ghafoor as ambassador in Tashkent (contract
expired on April 2002),

Maj-Gen (retd) Salim Ullah as ambassador in Abu Dhabi (up to June 2003),

Lt-Gen (retd) Mohammad Shafique as ambassador in Bahrain (contract
expired on October 2002),

Maj-Gen (retd) Muhammad Hassan Aqeel as ambassador in Thailand (up to
June 2003),

Maj Gen (retd) Syed Mustafa Anwar Hussain as ambassador in Indonesia
(up to August 2003) and Maj-Gen (retd) Sultan Habib as ambassador in
DPR Korea (up to October
Brigadier Abdul Majid Khan was appointed as ambassador in Dushambe
(contract expired on June 2002), while
Major Badruddin was posted as high commissioner to Bender Seri
Begawen. In the cabinet division,

Maj-Gen Khalid Bashir was appointed as Member (Tech) Pakistan
Telecommunication Authority (PTA) (up to November 2001),

Maj-Gen Raza Hussain as chairman SUPARCO and
Maj-Gen Shahzada Alam Malik as Chairman PTA.

These inductions were made on regular basis. Similarly, in the
ministry of communications, Maj-Gen Tariq Javed was inducted as
National Highway Authority chairman on November 11, 2000 but was later
repatriated. In his place Maj Gen Furrakh Javed was appointed as NHA
chief on November 5, 2001 on a secondment basis. He already had served
as deputy director general (Dev) in the Civil Aviation Authority
(CAA). Likewise,

Maj-Gen (retd) Agha Masood Hasan was appointed as Director General
Pakistan Post Office on a contract basis,
Vice-Admiral Taj Muhammad Khattak was appointed as Chairman Port Qasim
Authority (PQA) on secondment,
Rear Admiral Muhammad Asad Qureshi was appointed as Director General PQA,

Vice Admiral (retd) S Tauquir H Naqvi as Chairman Pakistan National
Shipping Corporation (PNSC) on contract,

Vice Admiral (retd) S Abaid Ullah Khan as chairman (PNSC) (contract
terminated on October, 2000),

Rear Admiral Bakhat Ali Jumani was appointed as Executive Director
(Ship Management PNSC),

Rear Admiral (retd) Sarfraz Khan was appointed as Chairman Gwadar Port
Authority (GPA),
Rear Admiral Muhammad Nashat Raffi as General Manager Karachi Port Trust (KPT),

Vice Admiral Ahmed Hayat was appointed on a contract basis as Chairman
Karachi Port Trust (KPT), but prior to him Vice Admiral (retd) Khalid
Mohammad Mir was serving as chairman. Maj Gen (retd) Mohsin Ahmed
Vahidy was appointed as Executive Directive PNSC Karachi on a contract
basis but he is not serving now, while Rear Admiral Sikandar Viqar
Naqvi was appointed chairman PQA (not serving). Similarly, in the
ministry of defence, Lt-Gen (retd) Hamid Nawaz Khan was re-employed on
a contract basis as secretary ministry of defence but earlier Lt-Gen
(retd) Nasim Rana was serving in this capacity whose contract was
terminated on July 8, 2001. Rear Admiral Irfan Ahmad was appointed as
Additional Secretary (contract terminated), then Maj-Gen Muhammad
Ashraf Chaudhry was made Additional Secretary, defence ministry, on
secondment basis.

Maj-Gen Javed Iqbal was appointed as Director General Military Land
and Cantonments (ML&C) on secondment but he was later retired. Later,

Maj Gen Muhammad Jawed was appointed as DG ML&C on secondment.

Maj-Gen Mahboobul Muzaffar and Maj-Gen Sabihuddin Bokhari were
appointed as Surveyor General of Pakistan.

After their retirement, Maj-Gen Tariq Javed was appointed in their
place on secondment basis. Rear Admiral Arshad Munir Ahmed was
appointed Ex-Managing Director Karachi Shipyard (contract expired),

Air Vice Marshal S Javed Raza as Director Pre Engineering PIA,

AVM (retd) Niaz Hussain Director (Engineering) PIA and

AVM Arshad Rashid Sethi as Deputy Director General, CAA (not working).

In the Defence Production Division, Air Marshal (retd) Zahid Anis was
appointed as secretary D P Division. Earlier Lt-Gen (retd) Lehrasab
was working in his place. Similarly, Maj-Gen Ali Baz was appointed as
Additional Secretary D P Division. Earlier, Maj-Gen Rehmat Khan was
serving as Additional Secretary D P Division. Maj-Gen M Salimuddin was
re-employed after his retirement from the army as Chief Scientists and
Scientific Adviser DESTO in place of Maj-Gen Akbar Saeed Awan, while
Maj-Gen Syed Ali Hamid was appointed as Director General DEPO on
secondment basis while AVM Aurangzeb Khan was appointed Chairman
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex board, Kamra.

In the Establishment Division, Maj-Gen (retd) Rahmatullah was
appointed as Managing Director Federal Employees Benevolent Fund and
Group Insurance. Earlier, Maj-Gen (retd) Inayatullah Khan Niazi was
working in his place. Air Marshal (retd) Shafique Haider was appointed
as Chairman Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) while Lt-Gen
(retd) Arshad Hussain was appointed Member, FPSC.

Maj-Gen (retd) Sikander Shami was appointed as Director General of
Head of Institute of NIPA, Lahore, while Lt-Gen (retd) Sardar Ali as
Director NIPA, Lahore, both on a contract basis. Maj-Gen Muhammad
Iqbal Khan was appointed as Managing Director PASSCO on contract in
the ministry of food, agriculture and livestock, Maj-Gen Ahsan Ahmad
as Director General health on secondment but was replaced by Maj-Gen
(retd) Muhammad Aslam also on secondment/contract in the health

In the interior ministry Maj-Gen (retd) Zahid Ehsan was appointed as
Chairman Nadra (posted out) while in the ministry of industries and
production Maj-Gen (retd) M Mohsin was appointed as chairman NFC
(national finance commission) on contract. AVM Azhar Maud was
appointed National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) chairman.

In the ministry of information and broadcasting Maj-Gen (retd) Jamshed
Ayaz Khan was appointed as president Institute of Regional Studies,
Islamabad, on contract. In the minorities, culture, sports, Maj-Gen
(retd) Inayat Ullah Khan Niazi was appointed Chairman ETPB (contract
expired), while Maj-Gen Anis Ahmad Bajwa was appointed as Managing
Director PTDC Islamabad on contract. He had already served as Deputy
Chief of Staff to Chief Executive in the Prime Minister's secretariat.
Lt-Gen Hamid Javed was appointed as Chief of Staff to the President in
the president's secretariat.

Similarly in the Prime Minister's secretariat Lt-Gen Ghulam Ahmad was
appointed as chief of staff to Chief Executive in place of Lt-Gen
Hamid Javed.

Maj-Gen Abdul Jabbar Bhatti, Maj-Gen Shafaatullah Shah and
Maj-Gen Muhammad Yousaf were also appointed as deputy chief of staff
to chief executive.

Maj-Gen Haroon Sikandar Pasha was appointed as Director Chief
Executive's secretariat.

Maj-Gen Nadeem Taj had also served as Military Secretary (MS) to Chief
Executive (posted as MS to the president from January 2002).
Lt-Gen Khalid Maqbool (now Governor Punjab) and Lt-Gen Syed Muhammad
Amjad were appointed as Chairm an National Accountability Bureau
(NAB), while Maj-Gen Abdul Jabbar Bhatti,

Maj-Gen Ijaz Ahmed Bakhshi and
Maj-Gen Ovais Mushtaq Qureshi,

AVM (retd) M Saleemud
Din, Maj-Gen Muhammad Sabir,

Maj-Gen Nazakat Ali Khan,
Maj-Gen Shujaat Zamir Dar,

Maj-Gen Syed Usman Shah and
Maj-Gen Tariq Bashir,

Rear Admiral Ihsanul Haq,

Real Admiral Ubaid Sadiq, AVM Masood Akhtar,

AVM Zakaullah Khan and

AVM (retd) Khuda Dad were subsequently appointed as Director General, NAB

Maj-Gen (retd) Syed Asif Riaz Bokhari was appointed as Member, NRB on
a contract basis.

Maj-Gen Parvez Akmal was appointed as Managing Director Oil and Gas
Development Company (OGDC) (not working) while Maj-Gen (retd) Syed
Usman Shah was appointed as Director General Intelligence and

In the railways ministry Lt-Gen (retd) Javaid Ashraf Qazi was
appointed as secretary/chairman Pakistan Railways. After his contract
was terminated Lt-Gen (retd) Saeeduz Zafar replaced him. On
termination of his contract, Maj-Gen (retd) Hamid Hassan Butt was
appointed as General Manager M & SPR but his contract too was
terminated. Lt-Gen (retd) Zulfiqar Ali Khan was appointed as WAPDA
Chairman on secondment/contract while Maj-Gen (retd) M Aslam Zuberi
was appointed Adviser in the Wafaqi Mohtasib secretariat (contract
expired). Those who were appointed in the attached departments include
Air Marshal (retd) Sharbat A Changazi who was appointed as Director
State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan and Rear Admiral (retd)
Ejaz Husain appointed as General Manager Special Project, Pakistan
State Oil Company Ltd. {4}

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