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Lt Gen Asim Munir appointed DG ISI

Updated October 10, 2018


Lt Gen Asim Munir. ─ Photo courtesy ISPR
Lt Gen Asim Munir. ─ Photo courtesy ISPR

The army's media wing on Wednesday announced that Lt Gen Asim Munir has been appointed the new director general (DG) of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Following reports that former DG ISI Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar would be retiring, various sections of the media speculated that Lt Gen Munir was next in line for the post.

The Pakistan Army had in September approved the promotion of Munir and five other major generals to the rank of Lt Gen.

Lt Gen Munir's previous appointment was as DG Military Intelligence. He received a Hilal-i-Imtiaz in March 2018.

He has also served as commander of the Force Command Northern Areas.

In addition to announcing Munir's new charge as DG ISI, the Inter-Services Public Relations also announced that Lt Gen Azhar Saleh Abbasi will take over as chief of Logistics Staff at General Headquarters, Lt Gen Shaheen Mazhar has been appointed commander Peshawar Corps, Lt Gen Nadeem Zaki has been made commander Mangla Corps, Lt Gen Abdul Aziz has been posted as the GHQ military secretary, Lt Gen Muhammad Adnan has been appointed vice chief of general staff, while Lt Gen Waseem Ashraf is set to take over as the IG Arms.

An earlier version of this story erroneously reported that Lt Gen Nadeem Zaki was appointed commander Peshawar Corps. The error has been rectified.