ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan paid a visit to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) headquarters on Sunday. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa accompanied him during the visit.
PM Khan expressed satisfaction over the work of Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency, considered to be one of the most formidable agencies in the world.
A comprehensive national security briefing was given to PM Khan who was also accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi and Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza.
DG ISI, Lt Gen Faiz Hameed received the civilian and military leadership. Previously, Lt Gen Faiz Hameed was appointed as the chairman of the newly formed National Intelligence Coordination Committee (NICC).
The NICC would serve as a uniting body to coordinate between the multiple intelligence agencies in the country.
It has been learnt that the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) would also be part of the new structure.
This development comes as a reform within Pakistan’s intelligence apparatus as it was previously held that there was not efficient coordination and intelligence sharing between various agencies.