ISLAMABAD, October 22, (Asia Free Press): Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to issue a notification for the appointment of a new director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) within two days, before his departure to Saudi Arabia on a three-day official visit, according to Dawn news.
It is highly probable that the notification would be issued today.
Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum, presently serving as the corps commander for Karachi and one of the officers nominated for the coveted position, called on the prime minister on Wednesday. He had reportedly met Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa the previous day.
A senior cabinet member has told Dawn, “Most probably the notification will be issued on Friday.”
Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid had earlier said that Imran Khan would appoint the new ‘Intel Chief’ by Friday.
According to media reports, Prime Minister Khan would leave for Saudi Arabia on a three-day visit on October 23, where he will be meeting the Saudi leadership and attending the Green Initiative Conference in the kingdom.
A deadlock emerged between the civilian and military leadership when the army, in a statement on October 6, nominated Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum as the new director-general of the ISI and incumbent ISI director general Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as the corps commander for Peshawar.