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Sindh Cabinet appoints NICVD executive director, approves various draft bills

KARACHI: Sindh Cabinet under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday took important decisions, including appointment of executive director of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) and approved some draft bills and referred the same to the assembly. The cabinet meeting at New Sindh Secretariat was told that the NICVD had established new satellites in various districts and its director was retiring on Wednesday, therefore a new director may be appointed on the recommendation…

PM Abbasi appoints Dr Suleman Khan as new Intelligence Bureau chief

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appointed Dr. Suleman Khan as director general (DG) of the civilian spy agency, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Monday. The position had been lying vacant for more than a month after retirement of Aftab Sultan. Suleman before his promotion to the post, was heading the IB’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chapter as the joint director on deputation. He has to his credit a number of counter-terrorism and counterintelligence operations in KP. Earlier on Wednesday a top-level meeting…

PTI appoints Fawad Chaudhry as information secretary

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Monday appointed Fawad Hussain Chaudhry as secretary information PTI, ARY News reported. Fawad Chaudhry, who was presently working as the party spokesperson, will now head formal and informal media departments of the PTI and shall regulate and communicate with media as per party policy. He has thanked the PTI chief and senior leadership for their trust. He said he would do his best to toe the party line. “Thank you Mr.Chairman @ImranKhanPTI and PTI…

Coordination committee appoints Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as new MQM-P convener

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Rabita Committee (coordination committee) on Sunday appointed Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as a new party convener, ARY News reported. This decision was taken in a coordination committee meeting after removing Farooq Sattar as a convener. Sources said 33 members of the coordination committee, five deputy conveners and members of central executive committee among others were also present on this occasion. MQM-P leader Faraz Khattak also joined the Bahadurabad faction in…

Trump appoints new head of financial watchdog

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday appointed White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to head a financial watchdog that the administration has sought to overhaul as part of its deregulation push. Mulvaney, who described the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as a "sick, sad joke" in a 2014 interview, will serve as acting director until a permanent head is nominated and confirmed, according to a White House statement. Richard Cordray, the first director of the CFPB who had long been in the banking…

US State Department appoints TV anchor as spokeswoman

WASHINGTON: US State Department appoints TV anchor as spokeswoman Former Fox News anchor and correspondent Heather Nauert will be the new U.S. State Department spokeswoman. Nauert was most recently an anchor for Fox News' morning news show "Fox and Friends," and previously was a correspondent at ABC News. "Heather's media experience and long interest in international affairs will be invaluable as she conveys the administration's foreign policy priorities to the American people and the world," the statement said.…

FIFA appoints first ever Chief Women’s Football Officer

ZURICH: Global soccer governing body FIFA has appointed Sarai Bareman as its first ever Chief Women's Football Officer, the association announced on Tuesday. The New Zealand native will lead the newly created Women's Football Division as part of FIFA's management board, Zurich-based FIFA said. "As the only female member of FIFA's 2016 Reform Committee, Sarai was a strong advocate for change within the organisation, in particular calling for concrete requirements on women in leadership positions at FIFA," FIFA said in a…

Govt appoints new chief operating officer of PIA

ISLAMABAD: The government could not find a single man in the country who could take Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) out of the financial crisis and appointed a German citizen Hayden Berg as the chief operating officer of the national flag carrier on Tuesday, ARY News reported.