Lt Gen Asim Munir appointed as new chief of Pakistan’s ISI

Lt Gen Asim Munir was on Wednesday appointed as the new director general (DG) of Pakistan’s secret service Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), reported the Dawn. 

Pakistan army’s media wing on Wednesday announced that Lt Gen Asim Munir has been appointed the new director general (DG) of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Following reports that former DG ISI Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar would be retiring, various sections of the media speculated that Lt Gen Munir was next in line for the post. Pakistan Army had in September approved the promotion of Munir and five other major generals to the rank of Lt Gen.

Lt Gen Munir’s previous appointment was as DG Military Intelligence. He received a Hilal-i-Imtiaz in March 2018.

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