Pakistan gets new IB cheif

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has appointed the new head of top civilian intelligence agency Intelligence Bureau (IB) — a significant move that comes months before the general elections, according to The News International report here.

The role of the civilian intelligence agency is being termed very vital after the top polls body decided to seek its help during scrutiny of intending candidates in the upcoming elections.

Dr Muhammad Suleman Khan, a senior police officer who was promoted by premier Abbasi to BPS-22 last week, would hold the IB’s top office from now.

“Dr Suleman Khan, a BS-22 officer of the Police Service of Pakistan, who is serving in the Intelligence Bureau, is promoted to BPS-22 in that service with immediate effect. On promotion the officer is transferred and posted as IB DG till the further order,” read the notification issued by Qaiser Khan Khattak of the Establishment Division on Monday.

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