Prime Minister approves appointment of new DG ISI – Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday approved the appointment of Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum as the new head of the country’s elite intelligence service ISI.

A notification issued from the PM House said the new Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) will assume charge of his office from November 20, while Lt General Faiz Hameed will hold the charge till November 19.

The notification followed a meeting of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa with the Prime Minister Imran Khan, a statement from the Prime Minister Office said.

“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 PM House press release said during the process “a list of officers was received from Ministry of Defence. Prime Minister interviewed all the nominees. A final round of consultation was held between the Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff today.”

“After this detailed consultative process, the name of Lt. Gen. Nadeem Anjum was approved as new DG ISI,” the press release said.

The notification said the “The Prime Minister has seen and approved the appointment of PA-27007 Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum, HI (M). The new appointment has been selected from the panel of officers.”

According to an earlier press release by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid has been posted as Commander Peshawar Corps.