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Pakistan`s main civilian intelligence agency gets new chief

Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 18:03

Islamabad: The police chief of Pakistan`s largest city of Karachi has been appointed as the new director general of Intelligence Bureau, the country`s main civilian intelligence agency.

Akhtar Hassan Khan Gorchani will replace Aftab Sultan as chief of the Intelligence Bureau.
A formal notification was issued by the Establishment Division following Gorchani`s appointment yesterday by Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.

The appointment followed a recent reshuffle of top federal bureaucrats.

Official sources said the changes were part of Ashraf`s efforts to bring in a new team of officials to replace those appointed by former Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani.
Gorchani belongs to a political family and his son, Athar Gorchani, is a provincial legislator who joined the ruling Pakistan People`s Party after being elected to the Punjab Assembly in 2008.


First Published: Friday, July 13, 2012 - 18:03
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