His appointment has been confirmed by Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt, who said that foreign consultants would be appointed to assist Waqar on a series-to-series basis as required.
Waqar took almost 800 wickets for Pakistan in 87 Tests and 262 one-day internationals between 1989 and 2003. He formed a formidable fast bowling partnership with Wasim Akram and was regarded as one of the game's finest exponents of reverse swing.
He later had a spell with the national team as a specialist bowling coach in 2006-07.
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