Pakistan’s Rizwan Akhtar appointed as chief of Inter-Services Intelligence

Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar was on Monday appointed the new chief of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in commander-level promotions announced in the country’s powerful Army.

The announcement was made on Twitter by Major General Asim Bajwa, director-general of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

In other promotions, Major General Hilal Hussain has been promoted Corps Commander Mangla, Ghayur Mahmood Corps Commander Gujranwala, Navid Mukhtar Corps Commander Karachi, Hidayat Ur Rehman Corps Commander Peshawar, and Nazir Butt in charge of Communications and Information Technology (C&IT), General Bajwa announced.

The announcement comes as current ISI chief Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam and five other lieutenant generals are scheduled to retire from service in the first week of October.

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