Pak’s Spy Agency ISI Chief Likely To Be Replaced

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar is likely to be replaced within the next few weeks, a media report said today.

Lieutenant General Akhtar was appointed the director general of ISI in September 2014 and took office in November 2014, when he replaced the retiring Lt Gen Zaheer-ul-Islam.

The appointment is normally for a three-year period unless the ISI chief retires or is replaced by the army chief.

Pak daily ‘The Nation’, citing a security official in know of the development, reported of the impending change of command and said preparations were underway for the changes.

“Intriguingly, he may be leaving the position earlier than the typical three-year tenure of a ISI DG,” the report said.

The corps commander of Karachi, Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, is most likely to replace him, the official was quoted as saying.

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