Munir Hafiez

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Munir Hafiez
Nickname(s) Munir
Born March 13, 1949
Pakistan
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Army
Years of service 1968–2005
Rank Lieutenant-General
Unit 7th Frontier Force Regiment (Pakistan)
Commands held 7th Infantry Division (Pakistan) XXXI Corps<br
Battles/wars
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Indo-Pakistani War of 1999
Other work Head of Zindagi Trust
Ex-Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB)

Lieutenant-General(retd) Munir Hafiez(born March 1949) is a retired Pakistan Army general and the former chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of the Government of Pakistan. Before his appointment in 2001 he served in the Pakistani Army for 38 years.

Career[edit]

Hafiez was commissioned in the 39th PMA Long Course in October 1968[citation needed]. He also stayed GOC 7th Infantry Division at Peshawar and as Commander[citation needed], XXXI Corps at Bahawalpur from August 2000 to October 2001[citation needed].

He was replaced by Lt. Gen. Shahid Aziz after completing a controversial four-year tenure at NAB from October 2001 to October 2005.[1] He also served as Managing Director and CEO of Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited[citation needed]. He is now Chairman Board of Trustees of the Zindagi Trust, a private organisation[citation needed].

Controversies[edit]

In 2012 the Public Accounts Committee, a parliamentary body which also monitors cases of corruption had directed the National Accountability Bureau to investigate Lt. Gen. (retired) Munir Hafiez for allegedly abusing his authority to get a lucrative state-issued license for Liquefied Petroleum Gas.[2] In addition, various investigative reports in papers have also alleged other major examples of corruption by Gen Hafiez whilst holding the charge of (former) Chairman of the NAB[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salary raise needed to end graft: NAB chief". DAWN - National; August 29, 2005. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  2. ^ "PAC asks NAB to probe generals who got LPG quota". 
  3. ^ Shayan Malik 'Gen Hafiz involved in multi-million land scam' in Pakistan Observer Islamabad, April 23rd 2009. Special Report by JIT 'Ex NAB Chairman made millions during his tenure' in National Crime Reporter Lahore, 18yj November 2013

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