Prime Minister Imran Imran appoints Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum as new DG ISI after meeting COAS Bajwa

The Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday notified the appointment of Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum as the new chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). He will replace the incumbent Lt Gen Faiz Hameed from next month.

“The prime minister has 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,” a notification issued by the PMO dated October 26 said.

According to the notification, the incumbent ISI director general, Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, will continue to hold charge as the spymaster till November 19, 2021.

Separately, the PMO 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” following which Prime Minister Imran “interviewed all the nominees”, the PMO said, adding that a final round of consultation was held between the premier and the COAS today.

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