The federal cabinet on Tuesday appointed Lieutenant General Akhtar Nawaz as the new chief of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Lt Gen Akhtar Nawaz will replace Lt Gen Mohammad Afzal, who took charge as the NDMA chairman in May 2019.
Last week Lt. Gen. Muhammad Afzal paid a farewell call on Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The approval was given by Prime Minister Imran Khan in the cabinet meeting. The meeting discussed the overall political and economic situation of the country.
Prime Minister appreciated the services of the retired officer and wished him well for his future endeavors.
The role of NDMA remained crucial during Coronavirus outbreak and in natural disasters like floods this year in Sindh and Punjab areas.