Wednesday Dec 16, 2020
ISLAMABAD: Lt Gen Akhtar Nawaz Satti is set to become the new chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) after the federal cabinet approved his appointment to lead the agency.
The decision was taken in Tuesday’s cabinet meeting which was presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Lt Gen Nawaz will replace Lt Gen (retd) Mohammad Afzal, who took charge as the NDMA chairman in May 2019. He retired from the service earlier this month after reaching superannuation.
The Cabinet Division had recommended three names – Akhtar Nawaz, Captain (retd) Sher Alam Mehsud, and Nadeem Arshad Kiyani – for the post..
Lt Gen Akhtar Nawaz Satti, who is currently serving as the vice chief of General Staff at GHQ (Frontier Force), was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general last month.
In 2019, he was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) by the President of Pakistan. He originally hails from Thoon, Kotli Sattian, district Rawalpindi.
The cabinet also approved the appointment of members of the Public-Private Partnership Authority board and re-organisation of the EOBI board of trustees.
Pakistan would appoint community welfare attaches in its missions abroad, the meeting decided.