Faiz made ISI chief in army shake-up – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: In a shock reshuffle, the Pakistan Military on Sunday introduced that Lt Gen Faiz Hameed had been appointed the director common of premier spy company Inter-Companies Intelligence (ISI).

Gen Hameed replaces Lt Gen Asim Munir, who had been posted because the spymaster in October.

Gen Munir’s eight-month stint because the ISI chief was most likely one of many shortest amongst those that had served this workplace.

Gen Hameed was on his promotion as lieutenant common in April appointed as Adjutant Basic on the Basic Head­quarters (GHQ). He beforehand served within the ISI as the top of inner safety and is believed to be an in depth confidant of Military Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa.

Navy spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor had at a press convention on July 10, 2018 profusely praised Gen Hameed for his position in combating terrorism.

Outgoing spymaster named as Gujranwala corps commander

“Individuals have began naming Gen Faiz. They most likely don’t even know his position. You possibly can’t even consider the position performed by his division within the battle in opposition to terrorism. Even when what you might be speculating is true, it’s not even 5 per cent of what that establishment and Gen Faiz’s division are doing. All these terrorist incidents that I inform you’ve gotten been averted are due to Gen Faiz’s division,” Gen Ghafoor had on that event mentioned in reference to some allegations by PML-N.

Gen Hameed’s title first caught public eye when he helped finish Faizabad dharna by a non secular group in November 2017 by way of an settlement. The group had then staged the sit-in in opposition to amendments to Elections Act 2017.

Gen Hameed is from the Military’s Baloch Regiment.

His appointment comes at a really essential time when each exterior and inner safety challenges appear to be rising. It’s believed that his huge expertise at ISI might assist him take care of these challenges.

The appointment of the ISI’s DG is the prerogative of the prime minister. The spymaster’s selection is, nevertheless, made by the prime minister in session with the military chief.

Gen Hameed’s predecessor Gen Munir has, in the meantime, been named as the brand new corps commander Gujranwala.

Previous to his stint in ISI, Gen Munir headed Navy Intelligence as its director common. There have been only a few examples of a Navy Intelligence chief being posted as the top of ISI. Gen Bajwa had picked Gen Munir because the Navy Intelligence chief months after assuming command of the Military in November 2016.

In different appointments, Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza would change Gen Hameed because the adjutant common at GHQ. Gen Mirza had after his promotion as three star common final April remained at his earlier appointment as Vice Chief of Basic Workers-A. He has beforehand served as Director Basic Navy Operations.

Lt Gen Amir Abbasi has been moved from Gujranwala Corps, the place he was posted as commander, to GHQ as Quarter Grasp Basic. The incumbent QMG Lt Gen Moazzam Ejaz has, in the meantime, been appointed as Engineer-in-Chief.

Printed in Daybreak, June 17th, 2019

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