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Intelligence Bureau (IB) Pakistan is the earliest Intelligence agency. Intelligence Bureau is the civilian intelligence agency known as IB Pakistan. It is established on 17 August 1947. All meetings and administration of Intelligence Bureau operations are approved by the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The head office of IB is situated in Islamabad, Pakistan. The main objective of the Intelligence Bureau is to keep an eye on politicians and political activities. It is working against terrorism to counter the secret agencies of other countries.

Dr Suleman Khan is the Director-General of Intelligence Bureau Pakistan. The Director-General of IB directly reports to the Prime Minister of Pakistan about its operations.

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History of Intelligence Bureau (IB)

Actually, Intelligence Bureau from the day on is the part of British Intelligence Bureau which was established by Charles MacGregor – Major General of British Army.

On that occasion in 1885, Charles MacGregor was the quartermaster General and head of the intelligence department at Shimla.

Queen Victoria sent Charles MacGregor to the British army. During the late 19th century, the main purpose of IB is to keep a check on the deployments of the Russian army in Afghanistan in the fear of the Russian takeover of British India.

After the independence of Pakistan, all Armed Forces including IB was portioned. And Pakistan Intelligence bureau was established in Karachi.

That’s why IB is the oldest secret intelligence service, other being the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) of the Pakistan Army.

In the beginning, the IB is the only main intelligence agency of Pakistan with the responsibility of countering domestic surveillance and foreign affairs.

In 1947, disappointing detailing and bad performance of Military Intelligence (MI) was not admirable. Because of this, IB was anxious about internal security affairs and unable to build the foreign intelligence collection.

The analysis led to the establishment of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in 1948 that instantly took responsibility for the collection of strategic and foreign intelligence at all levels of command.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan makes appointments for IB but the has to be confirmed by the President.

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Powers of Intelligence bureau (IB) Pakistan

The IB secret agents are not allowed to arrest formally. IB officials do report to FIA to further arrest the suspects and further proceed with the interrogation.

IB also proceeds filtration on intelligence between police, other law enforcement forces, and intelligence community of Pakistan.

The Bureau allows mandatory security clearances to judges and Pakistani diplomats to prior they take the oath.

List of IB officers killed in operational duties

  1. 1993: Abdul Latif Baloch
  2. 1983: Aman-Ullah Khan, Director General
  3. 2008: Khaliq uz zaman, Inspector
  4. 2009: Qamar Anees Shaheed, Assistant Sub Inspector
  5. 2010: Saif Ullah Khalid, Inspector
  6. 2010: Kashif khan
  7. 2011: Hassan Raza
    • Alam Khan, Sub Inspector
    • Abdul Razzaq, Inspector
    • Arshad Ghayas, Assistant Sub Inspector
    • Siraj, Deputy Director
  8. 2012: Qamar Raza
  9. 2012: Bashir Khan, Inspector
  10. 2013: Muhammad Ali, Sub-Inspector
    • Khawaja Abdul Wahab. Inspector Sargodha
    • Mazhar Awan, Sub Inspector Sargodha
    • Mazhar Ali, Sub Inspector Sargodha
    • Agha Aatif Khan, Assistant Sub Inspector Sargodha
    • Abdul Mueed Hamirani, Assistant Director
    • Sajid Hussain Zahidi, Assistant Director
    • Manan Shah, Inspector
  11. 2014: Rana Saad Noorani
  12. 2016: Usman Gul, Inspector

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List of IB chiefs

  1. Major Tayyab Raza, Nov 1982
  2. Brig. Imtiaz Ahmad, 1990-1993
  3. Maj. (R) Masood Shareef 1993 –1996
  4. Col (R) Iqbal Niazi, August 1998 – October 1999
  5. Major Gen Rafi Ullah Niazi 1999 – ?
  6. Maj Gen (R) Talat Munir, ? – October 2002
  7. Col (R) Bashir Wali Mohmand, October 2002 – February 2003
  8. Brig (R) Ijaz Shah, February 2004 – March 2008
  9. Tariq Ahmed Lodhi, March 2008 – August 2008
  10. Shoaib Suddle, August 2008 – May 2009
  11. Javed Noor, May 2009 – October 2011
  12. Akhter Hussain Gorchani, July 2012 – March 2013
  13. Aftab Sultan, June 2013 – June 2018
  14. Dr. Suleman Khan, May 2018 -July 2018
  15. Ihsan Ghani, July 2018 – August 2018
  16. Shujaat Ullah Qureshi, August 2018 – September 2018
  17. Dr Suleman Khan, September 2018 – Present

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Common Questions

IB stands for Intelligence Bureau. It is a secret intelligence service whose main objective is to keep an eye on polities and political activities.

Yes, IB is secret intelligence service agency of Pakistan.

Firstly, if you eligible for basic selection criteria. Then, you have to apply for registration by submitting the form. You will get notification from recruiters for your initial exams.

The Intelligence Bureau recruitment consists of many job vacancies like Security Assistants/Officers, Information Officers, Multitasking Staff, Assistants, Executives, Intelligence Officers, Directors & Research Assistants/Officers etc.

First of all, wait for the IB job advertisement. After that, the procedure to join intelligence bureau is very simple. The applicants can apply online by submitting the online form available on the official website. Candidates have to attach the required document that includes photos, academic certificates, attested photocopies, etc. the documents will be mentioned in the form.

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