Digital Desk, Islamabad. Former Director General (DG) of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Faiz Hameed has been posted as Peshawar Corps Commander. This information has been given in the report of Pakistani newspaper Dawn. Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum has been appointed as the new DG of ISI, the media affairs wing of the Pakistan Army, announced on Wednesday.
The appointment of the Director General of ISI is the prerogative of the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The report states that the spymaster is, however, elected by the prime minister in consultation with the army chief. Lt Gen Anjum was earlier the Commander of the Karachi Corps. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in September 2019.
Hailing from the 78th Long Course of the Pakistan Military Academy and the Punjab Regiment, Lt Gen Anjum has also served as the Commandant of the Command and Staff College, Quetta. The new ISI DG has previously been the Inspector General of Balochistan Frontier Corps (North) and commanded a brigade at Kurram Agency, Hangu.
In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) also announced other postings, stating that Lt Gen Mohammad Sayeed has been posted as Karachi Corps Commander, Lt Gen Nauman Mahmood as President of National Defense University. While Major General Asim Malik has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed as Adjutant General of the Army. Earlier the ISPR had announced that Lt Gen Mohammad Amir has been appointed Gujranwala Corps Commander, while Lt Gen Asim Munir has been appointed Quarter Master General.