Islamabad: The government of Pakistan has decided to appoint Lt Gen (retd) Asif Yaseen Malik as the new secretary of Defence, here on Thursday. Malik would replace Gilani’s trusted secretary Nargis Sethi.
According to sources, the decision has been finalised at the presidency and the notification of the appointment would be issued today (Friday).
The sources also said that although it was not confirmed that President Asif Ali Zardari’s meeting with COAS Gen Ashfaq Kayani helped in the breakthrough but the series of events hint at the meeting.
Yasin Malik has served Pakistan army at different positions, including Corps Commander Peshawar.