Pakistan

Lt Gen Faiz Hameed appointed as the new ISI chief

In a surprise reshuffle, the Pakistan Army on Sunday announced that Lt Gen Faiz Hameed had been appointed the director general of premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), reported the Dawn.

Gen Hameed replaces Lt Gen Asim Munir, who had been posted as the spymaster in October. Gen Munir’s eight-month stint as the ISI chief was probably one of the shortest among those who had served this office.

Gen Hameed was on his promotion as lieutenant general in April appointed as Adjutant General at the General Head­quarters (GHQ). He previously served in the ISI as the head of internal security and is believed to be a close confidant of Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa.

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