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Lt Gen (Retd) Asif Yasin Named new Secretary Defence

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  1. alibaz

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    ISLAMABAD: In a major administrative reshuffle, the government has decided to appoint former corps commander Peshawar Lt-Gen (r) Asif Yasin Malik as full time defence secretary, sources said on Thursday.
    He would replace Nargis Sethi, who held the additional charge of defence secretary. The notification in this connection is expected to be issued today (Friday). However, Sethi will continue serving as Secretary Cabinet Division, sources said. Similarly, sources said Shafqat Jalil of the Information Group is being appointed as new press secretary to the prime minister.Earlier, there were reports that Nargis Sethi will represent Pakistan at the signing of MoU between Pakistan and the US.
    Pakistan and the US are all set to sign the landmark first agreement to regulate the NATO/ISAF land supplies to Afghanistan in line with the recommendations of the Parliament here during the next couple of days. Diplomatic sources privy to the development told Media on Thursday that both sides have approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) drafted by Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence.
    “The only question left now is who would sign the document from Pakistan’s side. It is still not known to us whether the Secretary Defence Nargis Sethi or someone from Ministry of Foreign Affairs would sign the document,” a senior US Embassy official said.He said US Charge d’Affaires Richard Hoagland would probably sign the MoU as US representative.Sources in the Foreign Office were still not sure about the format of the MoU signatories from Pakistan, but there are strong indications that powerful Secretary Defence would sign the document on behalf of Government of Pakistan.“Since the document is related to the Ministry of Defence, therefore, there are more chances of Nagir Sethi signing the document,” a source added. – Nation

    Retired general to replace Sethi | Times of Pakistan
     
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    What's the difference b/w secretary of defense and defense minister. Who has more power? BTW good development. Did he serve as CC XI Corps in 2009?
     
  3. alibaz

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    Minister of Defence is senior and secretary defence is senior most bureaucrat of Defence Ministry. Yes he was Corps Commander there
     
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    Retired Pakistan Army generals are lucky guys! :tup: Post retirement benefits are awesome! From allotment of huge plots at concessional rates of EMI to plum posts in the government! Wow!

    How do I join the Pakistan Army? :woot: :lol:
     
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    Thank you mate for the concern but we would not like to discuss here.
     
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    Any comments on his personality and suitability for this post ? (from the people whoo know him)
     
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    A very competent officer who always maintained highest professional and human values. I v met him twice courtesy one of his close family relation who happens to be my close friend.
     
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    Army wins back its seat...Yeeeahhyyy...........
     
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    Ever since 1973 this post has mostly been filled by Retired Army Generals but civilians had also been there for good amount of time, therefore winning back seat means nothing. Unfortunately we try to find controversies out of nothing.
     
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    If you want to clean our soldiers toilets, we will think about it, otherwise we won't even let you enter into pakistan! :lol:
     
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    I hope he can do some good for the country.
     
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    glad to see the back of that lady bureaucrat!
     
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    Secretary defence is militry adminstration whereas defense minister is civilian admin
     
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    So should it be given to a RAW implant working for Rehman Malik and judiciary?

    She never deserved that post, she was promoted by the blessing of democrazy.
     
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    true in the earlier years the CSP officer was better educated, more professional in his approach and by and large 'trusted' by all pillars of the state - not anymore. therefore the alternative is retd mil-officers. i would still like to see 'civilians' in these posts if they qualify not someone's 'chamcha' as this lady sethi was of gilani.