Appointment of DG ISI: Special class game has failed, Fawad

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Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that the process of appointment of new DG ISI will be completed soon.

Tweeting on Thursday, Fawad Chaudhry said that the game that a certain section wanted to play on this issue has failed. He said that it was now being said that the Prime Minister would be interviewing for the new DG ISI and meeting before appointment to these posts was a common tradition. Fawad Chaudhry added that it was highly inappropriate to make such an action controversial.

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Yesterday, Fawad Chaudhry had tweeted that the process of consultation between the Prime Minister and the Army Chief has been completed for the appointment of a new DG ISI. He said that the process of new appointment in the Pakistan Army has started and once again the civil and military leadership has proved that all the institutions are united and equal for the stability, integrity and development of the country.

During a media briefing after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said that the appointment of DG ISI was the prerogative of the Prime Minister and all constitutional and legal requirements would be met in this regard.

The Federal Minister for Information said that the appointment of the head of ISI would be implemented fulfilling all the legal requirements.

Fawad Chaudhry said that a detailed meeting was held between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday night. He said that the Prime Minister and the Army Chief have a close and cordial relationship.

The Federal Minister said that the Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan would not take any step which would tarnish the image of the civil setup while the Prime Minister would not take any step which would tarnish the image of the Army.

Rumors were circulating that the Prime Minister’s Office was delaying the notification of the appointment of DG ISI Lt. Gen. Nadeem Ahmed Anjum.

The ISPR had on October 6 issued a notification regarding appointments and transfers in the Pakistan Army. It was informed that the present DG ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed has been posted as Corps Commander Peshawar.

According to the ISPR notification, Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed has been replaced Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum appointed DG ISI Has been

Experts say the appointment of DG ISI will not take effect until a notification is issued by the Prime Minister’s Office. That is why the notification was allegedly delayed.

The appointment of Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed as Corps Commander Peshawar has brought him closer to becoming the next Army Chief.

The Chief of Army Staff is a three star general based on the experience of the prospective candidates.

Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Commander 10 Corps, Rawalpindi

Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas, Chief of General Staff (CGS), General Headquarters, Rawalpindi

Noman Mahmood, Commander 11 Corps, Peshawar

Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, DG ISI


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