Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum as Director General ISI (Inter Services Public Relations), a notification has also been issued.
A notification issued by the Prime Minister’s Secretary to the Prime Minister Muhammad Azam Khan said that with the approval of the Prime Minister, Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum has been posted as DG ISI.
The notification said that the appointment of Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum would be effective from November 20. Until then, Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed would continue to perform his duties as DG ISI.
وزیر اعظم اور آرمی چیف کے درمیان نئے DG ISI کی تقرری پر مشاورت کا عمل مکمل ہو چکا ہے اور نئ تقرری کا پراسس شروع ہو چکا ہے، ایک بار پھر سول اور فوجی قیادت نے یہ ثابت کیا ہے کہ ملک کے استحکام، سالمیت اور ترقی کیلئے تمام ادارے متحد اور یکساں ہیں— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 13, 2021
The Prime Minister’s Office also said in a statement that a list of officers was received from the Ministry of Defense during the appointment process. The Prime Minister interviewed all the candidates for DG ISI, between Imran Khan and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Today was the final round of consultations.
Issues related to the appointment of a new DG ISI were also discussed at the October 12 meeting of the federal cabinet. Prime Minister Imran Khan took the Cabinet into confidence on the issue of DG ISI notification.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had said in the cabinet meeting held in the second week of this month that
The issue of notification of appointment of DG ISI should not be given wrong color, we are all on the same page, the matter will be resolved soon.
It is to be noted that various speculations were being made on social media on the non-issuance of notification of appointment of new DG ISI Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum as Director General.
Following a disagreement over the modalities of the appointment of the DG ISI, a summary was sent to the Prime Minister’s House by the Ministry of Defense on November 13 for the appointment of a new DG ISI.
Sheikh Rashid Ahmed confirmed this news. He said that Faiz Hameed would remain in the post of DG IS till November 19. On November 20, the present Corps Commander Karachi Nadeem Anjum would take charge of the post.
Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed while giving a press conference on the important issue said that
The rumors have died down and the political and military leadership is on the same page.
The regular transfers and appointments in the Pakistan Army were announced on October 6, with Commander 5 Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum as the new Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed as Corps Commander Peshawar. was done.