ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has given the approval for the appointment of Aitazaz A Niazi, a renowned engineer, as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Engineering Development Board (EDB). The Establishment Division issued a notification here on Monday that stated that the appointment had been made for a term of two-year on contract basis. Aitazaz is the son of Dr Umar Khan Niazi (late), who served as Pakistans first Chief Economist. Aitazaz Niazi did his FSc from Cadet College Hasan Abdal and later completed his chemical Engineering from the United States of America (USA). He has been in Automobile Business for almost two decades. The Engineering Development Board (EDB) is the apex Government body under the Ministry of Industries & Production entrusted to strengthen engineering base in Pakistan. EDB focuses primarily on the development of engineering goods and services sector on modern lines enabling it to become technologically sound and globally integrated.