ISLAMABAD, October 26 (Asia Free Press): The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Tuesday notified the appointment of Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum as the new chief of the country’s top spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). He will replace the incumbent Lt Gen Faiz Hameed from next month.
According to the PMO’s notification, the prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, had seen and approved the appointment of … Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum … as director-general Inter-Services Intelligence with effect from November 20, 2021, from the panel of officers.
According to the notification, the incumbent ISI director general, Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, will continue to hold the charge as the spymaster till November 19, 2021.
Separately, the PMO, in a series of tweets, said Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa had called on Prime Minister Imran earlier today.
“The meeting was part of the ongoing consultation process between the Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff about the timing of change of command in ISI and selection of the new DG ISI,” the statement added.
During the consultation process, “a list of officers was received from [the] Ministry of Defence,” PM Khan “interviewed all the nominees”, the PMO said. The final round of consultation was held between the premier and the COAS today.
“After this detailed consultative process, the name of Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum was approved as new DG ISI. The designate DG ISI shall assume charge on November 20, 2021.”
Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum, inducted in service in September 1988, earlier headed Corps V in Karachi.
Gen Anjum commanded a brigade in Kurram Agency, led Frontier Corps (North) in Balochistan and remained commandant of Command and Staff College Quetta before becoming corps commander Karachi in December 2020.