Pakistani general appointed UN military adviser

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed of Pakistan as the military adviser for peacekeeping operations.

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2013, 09:44 AM IST

New York: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed of Pakistan as the military adviser for peacekeeping operations.

"Lieutenant General Ahmed recently completed his duties as a Corps Commander in Pakistan`s Armed Forces, an appointment that he had held since February 2013," said a statement released by the UN secretary general`s spokesperson, Xinhua reported.

Among his other military appointments, he served a UN peacekeeping tour of duty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2005 and 2006.

Born in 1957, Ahmed is a graduate of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

"Lieutenant General Ahmed replaces Senegal`s Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, whose tour of duty ended on July 08 2013," the statement said.

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