Lt. Gen (R) Hamid Nawaz Khan, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military), a commerce graduate with honours from Punjab University and M.Sc (War Studies) from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, served in the Army for 34 years, where he held coveted appointments of chief of staff in a Corps Headquarters and Instructor in Command and staff College, Quetta as well as National Defence University Islamabad. He commanded an Infantry Division at Quetta for three years and retired in year 2000 from General Staff. Thereafter, he served in the Ministry of Defence as Secretary Defence for four years from 2001 to 2005. He also served as ex-officiio Chairman of Pakistan International Airlines and its subsidiary Organization PIA Investments, Chairman Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman Fouji Foundation. He has remained Federal Minister for Interior in the caretaker government form November 2007 to April 2008.