|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS LIEUTENANT GENERAL AHMAD SHUJA PASHA OF PAKISTAN
AS MILITARY ADVISeR, DEPARTMENT OF PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha of Pakistan as the new Military Adviser, Department of Peacekeeping Operations. General Pasha succeeds acting Military Adviser General Per Arne Five of Norway.
For the last two years, General Pasha has served as the Director-General of Military Operations at the Central Headquarters of the Pakistani Army. In this position he has been in overall command of all Army operations inside Pakistan’s borders, as well as all peacekeeping deployments.
Prior to this posting, General Pasha has had a distinguished 30-plus year career in the Pakistani Army. He has commanded an infantry division, a mechanized infantry brigade, an infantry battalion and has served as the Chief Instructor of the Command and Staff College of the Pakistani Army. From 2001-2002, General Pasha also served as a Contingent and Sector Commander with UNAMSIL, the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone. In this position, he was responsible for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former rebel groups.
General Pasha, born in 1952, is married and has three children.
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