Pak’s ISI chief to be replaced: Report
Islamabad, Oct 8 (News India)- Chief of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar is likely to be replaced within the next few weeks, a media report said today.
Akhtar was appointed the director general of Inter- Services Intelligence (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.
The Nation, citing a security official privy to the development, reported of the impending change of command and said preparations were underway for the changes.
The corps commander of Karachi, Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, is most likely to replace him.
Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, the chief military spokesman, however, denied that the Intelligence chief was being replaced. The paper also did not cite any reason why the ISI chief is being replaced.