NADRA gets new boss

ISLAMABAD: Lieutenant General Munir Afsar has been appointed as the new Chairman of National Database and Regulatory Authority (NADRA).
The federal cabinet approved the appointment of Lt. Gen. Munir Afsar as Chairman of National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) out of the three names proposed by the Ministry of Interior.
The cabinet was informed that the selection committee had shortlisted names of the three best candidates for the post of Chairman NADRA.
After detailed consideration, the cabinet approved the appointment of Lieutenant General Muhammad Munir Afsar as the new Chairman of NADRA.
Earlier, NADRA chairman Tariq Malik decided to step down from the post. The Nadra chief met the then Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and formally presented his resignation.
Tariq Malik is under investigation by the Federal Investigation Agency for alleged involvement in a corruption scandal.
Malik was appointed as chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on June 21 in PTI government tenure. He has been Nadra’s chief in the past as well.
In 2013, he was then sacked from his position by the then PML-N government, but was immediately restored by the Islamabad High Court (IHC). He then resigned afterwards, alleging extreme pressure from the government. –Agencies