"Lieutenant General Ahmed recently completed his duties as a Corps Commander in Pakistan's Armed Forces, an appointment that he had held since February 2013,"  said a statement released by the UN secretary general's spokesperson.

Among his other military appointments, he served a UN peacekeeping tour of duty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2005 and 2006. "Lieutenant General Ahmed replaces Senegal's Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, whose tour of duty ended on July 8 2013," the statement said.

Born in 1957, Ahmed is a graduate of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

 (Agencies)

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