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Ban Ki-moon appoints experienced Pakistani general as new UN Military Adviser

8 October 2007 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a 30-year veteran of the Pakistan Army as the new Military Adviser of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).

Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha will succeed acting Military Adviser General Per Arne Five of Norway.

For the past two years, General Pasha served as the Director-General of Military Operations at the Pakistani Army’s Central Headquarters, where he was in overall command of all Army operations inside the country’s borders and all peacekeeping deployments.

From 2001 to 2002, he was the Contingent and Sector Commander with the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) and was responsible for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former rebel groups.

In the Pakistani Army, General Pasha has commanded an infantry division, a mechanized infantry brigade and an infantry battalion, and has also served as the Chief Instructor of the Command and Staff College of the Pakistani Army.

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