Pak Army Announces Transfers Of ISI Chiefs, Others


Update: Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar appointed as DG ISI.

Islamabad: Pakistan Army on Sunday made significant postings and transfers, including the transfer of the ISI chief and DG Rangers.

The development comes two weeks after Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa took over as Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

বাংলা পড়তে ক্লিক করুন আচমকা সরানো হচ্ছে ISI প্রধানকে

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement announced that Lt Gen Bilal Akbar has been appointed Chief of General Staff (CGS).

The new CGS comes with a vast experience of dealing with internal security matters. Though his focus or responsibility as DG Rangers was Karachi, the transfer of Gen Bilal Akbar indicates the new COAS would like to give priority to internal security.

Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar presently serving as DG Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been appointed President National Defence University (NDU). Lt Gen Nazir Butt, currently President NDU has been appointed Corps Commander Peshawar (11Corps). Lt Gen Hidayat ur Rehman, currently serving as Corps Comd Peshawar has been appointed Inspector General (IG)Training and Evaluation (IGT&E) at GHQ.

Similarly Lt Gen Asim Salim Bajwa, presently serving as Director General (DG) ISPR has been appointed Inspector General Arms (IG Arms) at GHQ. He was posted DG ISPR in June 2012 and promoted to Lt Gen in Sept 2015.

The names for the incoming DG ISI, DG ISPR, DG Rangers have not yet been announced.