Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister's Office has notified the appointment of Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum as the new chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan's premier spy agency.
He will take charge next month. He will be replacing Lt Gen Faiz Hameed.
"The prime minister has...approved the appointment of ... Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum as director general Inter-Services Intelligence, with effect from November 20, 2021, from the panel of officers," the notification dated October 26 said.
The announcement has ended weeks of speculations of the reshuffle in the ISI leadership.
The new posting was announced after Army Chief General Bajwa met the PM Imran Khan on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister Office said that 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.”
Following the meeting, Prime Minister Khan interviewed all the nominees for the top position. A final round of consultation was held between PM Khan and Chief of Army Staff to appoint the DG ISI.
New DG ISI
Lt Gen Anjum was serving as the commander of Karachi Corps until his appointment as DG ISI. He hails from the Pakistan Military Academy's 78th Long Course and the Punjab Regiment, Lt Gen Anjum has also served as the commandant of the Command and Staff College, Quetta. He has also served as the inspector general of the Balochistan Frontier Corps (North).
Lt Gen Nadeem has diverse experience in command, staff and instructional assignments. The new DG ISI is a graduate of UK's Royal College of Defence Studies and Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Honolulu. He also has a degree from the Combined Arms Centre UK, Staff College Quetta, National Defense University (NDU) Islamabad.