ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has said that right now, the chief of the Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is Lt. General Faiz Hameed.
While answering a question on the appointment of the DG ISI during a press conference in Islamabad, Rasheed said “The ISPR or Ministry of Information will be to explain better on the notification [of the appointment].”
“When will the notification be issued? This question will be answered by the concerned departments too,” he added.
Meanwhile, last week, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa have completed consultations on the appointment of the new DG ISI.
Later, on October 13, sources revealed that the Defence Ministry sent a summary regarding the appointment of the new DG ISI to the Prime Minister’s Office. It has been received by the premier.
On October 6, the Pakistan military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations or ISPR, issued two releases announcing posting and appointments in the Pakistan Army.
The first release announced the posting of three lieutenant generals including Gen Faiz Hameed, the then DG ISI. Gen Hameed was posted Commander XI Corps, also known as Peshawar Corps.
The second release announced the appointment of Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum as DG ISI besides the appointment of Commander Karachi Corps Lt Gen Muhammad Saeed, who replaced Gen Anjum, and two other generals.