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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Lt Gen Munir Afsar appointed as the NADRA Chairman

Lieutenant General Muhammad Munir Afsar takes over the role of chairman from Asad Rehman Gilani, who assumed the position in June after Tariq Malik resigned due to a "charged and polarized political environment."

Lieutenant General Muhammad Munir Afsar has been appointed as the new chairman of NADRA by the federal government. The decision was made during a meeting of the federal cabinet, led by Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Monday.

The cabinet was informed that a selection committee had shortlisted the top three candidates for the position. After careful deliberation, Lieutenant General Muhammad Munir Afsar was chosen as the new chairman of NADRA. Following the cabinet’s approval, the Ministry of Interior issued an official notification regarding his appointment.

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Lieutenant General Muhammad Munir Afsar takes over the role of chairman from Asad Rehman Gilani, who assumed the position in June after Tariq Malik resigned due to a “charged and polarized political environment.”

It’s worth noting that the newly appointed NADRA chairman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in October of the previous year.

In another news, The caretaker government had announced a substantial reduction in fuel prices, bringing relief to consumers. The price of petrol has been decreased by Rs8 per litre, while high-speed diesel (HSD) is now Rs11 per litre cheaper for the next two weeks.

The Ministry of Finance issued a notification explaining that the adjustment in fuel prices is primarily due to fluctuations in international petroleum product prices and the strengthening of the exchange rate. These factors have created an opportunity for the government to lower fuel costs for the benefit of the public.

The Pakistani rupee exhibited significant improvement throughout the past week, appreciating by 1.4 percent against the US dollar in the interbank market. This promising trend positions the Pakistani rupee as one of the best-performing currencies this month.