ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif Tuesday sent an advice to President for appointing Abdul Rauf Chaudhry as new federal tax ombudsman.

A retired bureaucrat from district management group (DMG), Abdul Rauf, had served on various positions during his stint in government service and finally retired from the post of a federal secretary. He would replace the incumbent Federal Tax Ombudsman Dr Shoaib Suddel on completion of his tenure.

In the federal government he had served as secretary to government of Pakistan for the ministry of housing and works and the ministry of textile industry in addition to secretary education. His other important assignments in the federal government included his service as chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), additional secretary and joint secretary in the Prime Minister's Secretariat as well as other ministries. Born on July 7, 1951, Abdur Rauf Chaudhry has done his MA in economics from the University of Punjab as well as masters in development studies from Vanderbilt University, USA. He also holds a diploma in development studies from University of Cambridge, UK. He has attended several courses in the realm of management studies, which include the course on development and administration at NIPA, Lahore, advance course in management at Staff College, Lahore, and a management course at Kennedy School of Government, Boston USA.