Major General Khawar Hanif, HI(M) (Retd)Special Advisor – Anti Narcotics and Transnational Crime
Prior to his retirement from the Army in 2015, Major General Khawar Hanif served as the Director General of the Anti-Narcotics Force. He retains a strong interest in the critical issues related to national and regional anti-narcotics efforts and to the rehabilitation of users, and the nexus between narcotics and transnational crime and other trans-border challenges.
Following his retirement from the Army, he was appointed as Managing Director and CEO of Foundation Wind Energy. Major General Khawar Hanif was commissioned in Punjab Regiment (Infantry) in 1980 and promoted Major General on 25 October 2008. He has served on various command and staff appointments which include General Staff Officer Grade-III and Brigade Major of Infantry Brigade; command of his parent unit twice; Assistant Military Secretary in GHQ; Instructor Class A at Command and Staff College Quetta; Command of a Mechanized Brigade; Private Secretary to Vice Chief of Army Staff; Defence and Army Attaché in USA; General Officer Commanding of an Infantry Division; and DG Doctrine and Evaluation Directorate at GHQ.
His graduated from Gordon College Rawalpindi in 1978, Command and Staff Course Quetta in 1990, BSc Honours from Command and Staff College, Fort Queenscliff, Australia in 1994, and MSc degree from National Defence College Islamabad in 2002.
He has the singular distinction of initiating and steering the doctrine formulation process for Pakistan Army and codification of Pakistan Army Doctrine, Sub Conventional Warfare and Stability Civil Assistance and Normalisation operations Doctrines. He has been awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) by Government of Pakistan and Legion of Merit Award by the Government of USA.