After much ado, the Prime Minister Office has finally issued the notification formalising the appointment of new Director General of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum. He replaced Lt Gen Faiz Hameed who has been appointed as the Peshawar corps commander.
The military’s media wing had issued a press release to this effect on October 6, but no announcement was made from the PM house in this regard. Unconfirmed reports suggested that the civilian and military leadership was not on the same page over the matter, which is what caused the delay.
The notification issued today states that the appointment has been approved with effect from November 20. The incumbent DG ISI Gen Faiz Hameed will continue to hold charge till November 19.
Who is Lt Gen Anjum?
Previously, Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum served as the commander of Karachi Corps. In 2019, he was promoted as lieutenant general.
The new DG ISI hails from the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA)’s 78th Long Course and the Punjab Regiment. He also served as the commandant of the Command and Staff College in Quetta.
Further, General Anjum has served as the inspector general of the Balochistan Frontier Corps (North) and was the commander of a brigade in Kurram Agency, Hangu.
He graduated from UK’s Royal College of Defence Studies. Lt Gen Anjum also holds a degree from the Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Honolulu.