ISLAMABAD (APP) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Pakistani Major General Muhammad Tayyab Azam, as the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara.

Azam was serving as the Frontier Corps commandant in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. He had been appointed IG FC in February 2014.

He will now take over command of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), from Major-General Imam Edy Mulyono of Indonesia whose tour of duty ends on September 17, 2015.