Lieutenant General (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua. - A file photo

PESHAWAR, 23 October: The federal government has appointed Lieutenant General (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua as the new National Security Adviser (NSA).

A notification of the Cabinet Division on Thursday said Mr Janjua has been appointed NSA with immediate effect, with the status of minister of state. Sartaj Aziz was holding the post previously who is also adviser on foreign affairs with the status of a federal minister. The new adviser will be based at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat.

The appointment of Mr Janjua has been made to reduce work burden on Mr Aziz who reportedly could not fully attend to both his portfolios. He held the post of Southern Command Quetta before he retired earlier this month.

Before that, Mr Janjua was president of the National Defence University, the military’s higher education institute and premier think-tank on national security matters.

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