Lt Gen Faiz Hameed appointed new DG ISI

Published: June 16, 2019


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday appointed Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as new head of the country’s premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Gen Faiz was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in April and then was posted as adjutant General at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

He had served in the ISI for two-and-a-half years before being promoted to Lt Gen.

He would now return to head the ISI, replacing Lt Gen Syed Asim Munir Ahmed Shah, who barely served in the agency for only a few months.

It was not clear what prompted the change as usually DG ISI serves for three years.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed the reshuffle in a statement. The outgoing DG ISI Gen Munir has been posted as Corps Commander Gujranwala.

In other posting and transfers, Lt Gen Amir Abbasi has been appointed Quarter Master General (QMG) Pakistan Army at GHQ, Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza named as Adjutant General Pakistan Army and Lt Gen Moazzam Ejaz as engineer-in-chief.

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