Gen.Malik Appointed Purely on Merit

Gen.Malik Appointed Purely on Merit

July 30, 2012

The appointment of Lt-Gen (r) Asif Yasin Malik as Defence Division secretary was made purely on merit, said The Nation quoting Military Sources.
“The appointment was made with consensus of the civil and military leadership,” they said, adding that the decision was made considering General Malik’s deep professional insight into major challenges related to national security on country’s western border.
Lt-Gen (r) Asif Yasin Malik served as commander of the 11 Corps, commonly known as Peshawar Corps, and he successfully surmounted major challenges on Pak-Afghan border, they said. Sources dismissed the notion that his appointment was dramatic or out of turn. He replaced Ms Nargis Sethi, who by virtue of seniority held additional charge of the Defence Division in extraordinary circumstances.
Nargis was asked by Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to relinquish her additional charge in order to ensure implementation of cabinet’s decisions, said the sources.
They said that the prime minister had sought nominations for appointment of a fulltime defence secretary from the Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani.
Apart from his services in major rehabilitation and counter terrorism projects, Gen Asif had successfully tackled the post-operation conditions in Swat and Malakand and South Waziristan and made significant efforts for fighting terrorism in Fata.
Prior to his elevation to Lt-Gen rank and his appointment as 11 Corps commander, Gen Asif also severed the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) as Major-General.
Some sources were of the view that since Pakistan is entering into a major agreement with the United States to regulate Nato ground supplies through Pakistan, it was a challenging security assignment they believed required a man like General Asif Malik to handle.

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  • http://www.paksoldiers.com SARFARAZAHMEDLARIK

    We are Proud of Lt: General (R) Asif Yasin Malik, as once again serving the Nation as Secretary Defence. I’m sure once again He will prove equal to the task or exceed. He is Great HERO and asset of Pakistan. Armed Forces of Pakistan always follow Merit Principles.

  • http://www.paksoldiers.com SARFARAZAHMEDLARIK

    In Care Taker Government Armed Forces’ quota must be more then civilian Because Only Retired Armed Forces officers can serve the nation in a Better way. And Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kyani should be The Prime Minister or President in Care Taker Government.

  • Asad

    Extremely funny that our COAS himslf selects his boss unlike any part of the world. What else can we expect from creators of Taliban???

  • Asad

    Had hoti hai lota giri ki b MrSARFARAZAHMEDLARIK. Is it part of your religion to applause every step of Army or you get paid for keeping the dead forum alive??

  • http://WWW.YAHOO.COM Naveed

    Special Salam FromNaveed of dargai malakand agency

    • http://WWW.YAHOO.COM Naveed

      i have great love with pakistan army. and i hope inshallah i will become a commissioned officcer in pak army