Lt Gen Asim Munir likely to be appointed as new ISI chief

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 01, 2018, 03.41 PM(IST)

Lt. Gen Asim Munir. Image credit: ispr.gov.pk Photograph:( Others )

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As per reports, General Qamar Bajwa approved the promotion of Gen Munir and the six other generals on Monday. 

Lt Gen Asim Munir is likely to be made the new chief of Pakistan's powerful spy agency ISI after  Lt General Naveed Mukhtar, and four other three-star generals retired on Monday, reports said. 

As per reports, General Qamar Bajwa approved the promotion of Gen Munir and the six other generals on Monday. 

It is highly expected that Lt Gen Munir would be appointed as the Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), The News reported.

Traditionally, the coveted slot of DG ISI, considered the most powerful after the army chief’s post, goes to a three-star general with a considerable experience of working in intelligence agencies.

According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the promoted officers are: Maj Gen Nadeem Zaki Manj, Vice Chief of General Staff Maj Gen Shaheen Mazhar, ISI DG (Planning) Maj Gen Abdul Aziz, Military Intelligence Director General Maj Gen Asim Munir, Maj Gen Syed Muhammad Adnan and Frontier Corps IG Maj Gen Waseem Ashraf.

Besides director general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Mukhtar, the others retiring on Monday are Peshawar Corps Commander Lt General Nazir Ahmad Butt, Commander of Army's Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) Lt General Mian Mohammad Hilal Hussain, Military Secretary at the General Headquarters (GHQ) Lt General Ghayur Mehmood and Inspector General of Training and Evaluation, GHQ, Lt General Hidayatur Rehman, Dawn newspaper reported.

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