ISLAMABAD: The government Tuesday appointed Maroof Afzal as the new chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA). The Establishment Division notified the new appointment after Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s approval Tuesday evening. Maroof Afzal is a BPS-20 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Group and also headed the National Highway Authority (NHA) for few months. He is likely to take over the authority on Wednesday (today). He is the seventh CDA boss appointed by the federal government.
Since the transfer of Kamran Lashari, who remained at the helm for five years, Tariq Mehmood, Imtiaz Inayat Illahi, Engineer Farkhand Iqbal, Javed Iqbal Awan, Syed Tahir Shahbaz and Nadeem Hasan Asif held the post of CDA chairman. Javed Iqbal Awan, an officer of BPS-22, had refused to take charge of CDA chairman last year. The outgoing Chairman Nadeem Hasan Asif, appointed by the PML-N government, was removed and transferred as Secretary to the President on December 7.