ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed Muhammad Amlish, director general of National Police Bureau, as director general of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

Spokesperson of the Prime Minister House on Tuesday confirmed the fresh appointment.

The new Director General (DG) has earlier served as Inspector General of Police Balochistan until Oct 2015, DIG Headquarters CPO, Additional IG Special Branch Punjab and National Police Bureau’s Director General.

FIA’s DG post was vacant after Akbar Khan Hoti retired in February. Abid Qadri was asked to serve as acting DG until the government makes up mind about FIA’s new chief.