Pakistani general appointed UN military adviser

    By IANS,

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed of Pakistan as the military adviser for peacekeeping operations.

    “Lieutenant General Ahmed recently completed his duties as a Corps Commander in Pakistan’s Armed Forces, an appointment that he had held since February 2013,” said a statement released by the UN secretary general’s spokesperson, Xinhua reported.

    Among his other military appointments, he served a UN peacekeeping tour of duty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2005 and 2006.

    Born in 1957, Ahmed is a graduate of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

    “Lieutenant General Ahmed replaces Senegal’s Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, whose tour of duty ended on July 8 2013,” the statement said.