Lt Gen Faiz Hameed named Pak ISI chief

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The Pakistan Army has announced the appointment of hardliner Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed as the new director-general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), a government spokesperson said on Sunday.

Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed will be replacing Lieutenant General Asim Muneer after only eight months of tenure on the job.

Muneer has been given charge of Commander Gujranwala Corps. An official statement is expected from Pakistan Army’s media wing the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in this regard.

General Hameed, who belongs to the Baloch Regiment, was in-charge of the internal security wing at the ISI. Apart from that, he has also commanded a division in Pano Aqil. 

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