Lt Gen (retd) Nazir Ahmad has been appointed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman by Prime minister Shehbaz Sharif.
The appointment was made following consultation with the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Raja Riaz.
Lt Gen (retd) Nazir Ahmad remained as President of the National Defence University from April 11, 2016 to December 19, 2016.
He served as the military secretary to two former prime ministers, Shaukat Aziz and Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani. Later, he was posted as Pakistan’s military attaché to the US.
The new Chairman NAB was commissioned in the 40 Frontier Force Regiment, Pakistan Army, in 1983. He is also the recipient of Hilal-i-Imtiaz.
He attended Command and Staff College and the National Defence University, Pakistan and graduated from there.
Nazir Ahmad served as commander of the Peshawar Corps in December 2016.
Before this, he served as commander of the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in addition to commanding an infantry division in the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
Ahmad became lieutenant general in 2014. Soon after his promotion, he was appointed as inspector general of Communications and Information Technology at the General Headquarters.
He commanded a military formation in South Waziristan as major general in 2018. The same year, his illustrious career in the Pakistan army came to an end.
The former lieutenant general is the son of a former army men. His father retired as colonel.