ISLAMABAD – The sister of Federal Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul, was appointed the director of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) for three years, a notification in this regard emerged on Saturday.

Shabnam Gul was serving as an assistant professor at the Lahore College for Women University and was sent to NACTA as a Grade-19 officer on deputation.

As social media users lampooned the government, the minister for science and technology, Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter to defend her appointment while outlining her credentials.