Dr Suleman Khan appointed new chief of Intelligence Bureau
ISLAMABAD: Dr Mohammad Suleman Khan has been appointed as the brand new Director Basic of Pakistan’s civilian intelligence arm, Intelligence Bureau (IB).
“Dr Suleman Khan, a BS-22 officer of police carrier of Pakistan, who’s serving in Intelligence Bureau, is promoted to BPS-22 in that carrier with instant impact. On promotion the officer is transferred and posted as D.G. IB till additional order,” learn a notification issued by means of Qaiser Khan Khattak of Status quo Department on Monday.
He used to be promoted from fundamental pay scale 21 to 22 by means of High Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi final week, and used to be broadly believed to be the selection for the intelligence company’s most sensible process.
Officers who’ve served with Suleman Khan informed this correspondent that he used to be recently serving as Joint Director Basic IB and having a look after intelligence affairs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. All through his time in IB, he were given over 1,000 jet black terrorists and criminals with head cash arrested.
Essential instances resolved in his occupation at IB come with assaults on Peshawar Judicial Complicated, assault on Islamabad district courts, Wagah border blast and Peshawar Meena Bazaar blast, which concerned dozens of overseas terrorists.
The brand new DG IB, who could also be no longer in just right well being in line with what his colleagues mentioned, has many Herculean duties forward of him. He has evolved his authority over global proscribed organisations, they added.
“He [worked to destroy] the Daesh’s regional networks sooner than anyone even knew [about] their presence in Pakistan,” one in every of his colleagues informed this correspondent.
Suleman Khan has additionally been concerned about a success operations in opposition to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, 313 Brigade, Jamaat ul Ahrar and Al Qaeda within the nation, his colleague knowledgeable.
As a senior police officer, he has additionally prolonged cooperation with the Counter-Terrorism Division (CTD) and safety forces as CCPO Peshawar, DIG Mardan and Hazara in KP.
IB senior officers additional mentioned that the brand new DG additionally served in FIA and in all probability he used to be a pioneer in setting up the CTD in KP province. Additionally it is mentioned that he has no political alignment.
“That’s a just right resolution [regarding his appointment]. He’s an excellent officer having astounding successes in CT box. [He is] utterly devoted to his process. [He has] no political alignment and is a radical skilled. It’s was hoping he’s taking IB to the following stage of modernisation and potency,” one in every of his senior colleagues informed Geo Information.
“He makes use of essentially the most fashionable equipment very successfully for choice of CT intelligence. He established IB-CTD liaison which equipped very good ends up in counter-terrorism power,” the colleague mentioned.
Many seasoned analysts, on the other hand, imagine his new process is hard. The position of civilian companies has grow to be an important forward of the polls, on the subject of facilitating the civilian govt to handle multi-pronged demanding situations starting from counter-terrorism to coping with adverse companies within the nation.
Suleman Khan is changing Aftab Sultan, a retired officer of the police carrier who headed the company since June 7, 2013 and retired final month.
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