ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday terminated the contract of Defence Secretary Lt General Naeem Khalid Lodhi (retd) with immediate effect for "gross misconduct and illegal action".
Lodhi had assumed the charge on Nov. 28, 2011.
A Prime Minister House statement issued here said the Defence Secretary was sacked "for creating misunderstanding between the state institutions".
Cabinet Secretary Nargis Sethi has been given additional charge of Ministry of Defence. (APP)