ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court of Pakistan has appointed a high profile former bureaucrat to head the commission set up for probe in the much-debated infamous memogate scandal that resulted in the ousting of former ambassador of Pakistan to US Hussain Haqqani. Tariq Masood Khosa, a former respected officer known for his integrity and impeccable character, has been given the responsibility by the apex court to bring out the truth in the memogate controversy. He has to his credit some key investigations of very important cases that involved key government functionaries and political bigwigs. He remained director general Federal Investigation Agency, inspector general of police, Balochistan, director general National Police Bureau and additional director general FIA during his long term of police service. He served as secretary narcotics just before his retirement in Januray, 2011. Presently, he is working as an advisor on rule of law and criminal justice in Pakistan to United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). He is also Member Executive Committee of France-based Interpol till 2012. He has also worked as member of the sub-committee from Punjab for giving recommendations on drafting of Police Order 2002. He had been removed from the post of director general of FIA when he refused to bow to the pressure of the government and his Interior Ministry bosses while investigating mega corruption scandal of Pakistan Steel Mills. Tariq Khosa also investigated Mumbai attacks case, notorious human trafficking case that allegedly involved Information Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and Amir Cheema death case in Germany during his posting in FIA. He remained director general FIA from January 1, 2009 to December 7, 2009. The apex court had once recommended his name as the head of the commission to probe the Bank of Punjab scandal, but the government had refused to notify his name on the plea that he could not be relieved owing to his official duties as secretary narcotics. Khosa did his masters in English Literature from Government College Lahore in 1972 and joined the Police Service of Pakistan in 1976. He is a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in Public Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle, under the Fulbright Exchange Programme. He is also a graduate of National Defence University, Islamabad, having done his masters in Defence and Strategic Studies. During his tenure as secretary narcotics, Tariq Khosa formulated new Anti-Narcotics Policy 2010, which was approved by the federal cabinet in July 2010, replacing old policy of 1993. He established ANF Academy for capacity building of Anti-Narcotics Force.