ISLAMABAD: Moeed Yousuf has been appointed as chairperson of the Strategic Policy Planning Cell (SPPC), which functions under the National Security Division.

Mr Yousuf, who has authored Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments, was working as vice president of the United States Institute for Peace, for South Asia.

“The competent authority is pleased to appoint Mr Moeed W. Yousuf as Chairperson, Strategic Policy Planning Cell (SPPC) under National Security Division in SPPS-I for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the post with immediate effect until further orders,” read a notification issued by the Establishment Division on Wednesday.

The Establishment Division also notified the appointment of Dr Mohammad Azeem as chairman of the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council, under the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.

“In terms of Article 48(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, read with Clause 9 of PARC Ordinance, 1981, the President is pleased to appoint Dr Mohammad Azeem, presently Member Planning Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad as Chairman, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) under Ministry of National Food Security and Research in MP-I Scale on contract basis for a period of two years with immediate effect and until further orders,” read the notification.

Published in Dawn, September 26th, 2019