Who is Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed – new ISI chief?

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 June 2019, 09:34 PM
Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed is all set to become a new chief of Pakistan's spy agency i.e. Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

According to the media reports, the Pakistan military on Sunday announced a number of high-level appointments and transfers in its ranks. However, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army's media wing, is yet to release an official statement.

Reportedly, Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been appointed as Adjutant General at the General Headquarters (GHQ) while Lieutenant General Aamir Abbasi has been named as Quarter Master at GHQ. Lieutenant General Moazzam Abbas has been named Engineer-In-Chief at GHQ.

It is to be noted that Faiz Hameed will be replacing Lieutenant General Asim Muneer, who has been now given charge of Commander Gujranwala Corps. General Asim Muneer was appointed as ISI chief in October last year after the retirement of his predecessor Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar.

In the month of April, the Pakistan Army promoted the then-Major General Hameed to the rank of lieutenant general and appointed him Adjutant General at the General Headquarters (GHQ) later that month. He is from the Baloch Regiment.

Faiz Hameed was in-charge of the internal security wing at the ISI. He has also commanded a division in Pano Aqil. Importantly, Hameed was also among those who brokered the Faizabad agreement in 2017 between protesters from various religious groups and the then government, signing the agreement in the capacity of ‘guarantor’.

First Published: Sunday, June 16, 2019 09:29 PM
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