NCHD Chairman Col (retd) Amirullah Marwat sacked

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Chairman of the National Commission for Human Development Colonel (retd) Amirullah Marwat (left) and President Arif Alvi can be seen in this undated image. — Author
Chairman of the National Commission for Human Development Colonel (retd) Amirullah Marwat (left) and President Arif Alvi can be seen in this undated image. — Author 

ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Colonel (retd) Amirullah Marwat, has been sacked from his post, it emerged Thursday.

The coalition government had sent summaries twice to have him removed, however, President Arif Alvi did not follow through on the advice.

As the president is out of the country, Acting President Sadiq Sanjrani approved the government’s summary to remove Col (retd) Marwat.

Appointed in 2019 for a five-year term, the former chairman was a member of the National Assembly after he won the elections on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) ticket.

In a summary sent to the acting president, the government mentioned that the former NCHD chairman was using his office to fulfill his party’s political purposes.

Col (retd) also posted derogatory content against state institutions on social media, the summary added.



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