Pakistan appoints new head of ISI

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Pakistan appoints new head of ISI
A man walks past a banner showing a picture of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Chief Lt. General Zaheer Islam, center, displayed by traders to show their support for the Pakistani army and ISI, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, April 26, 2014. The Pakistani army has formally filed a complaint seeking to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors. (Anjum Naveed)

Islamabad Pakistan on Wednesday appointed Lt General Asim Munir as the new chief of its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

Gen Munir previously served as head of the Military Intelligence and was in September promoted to the rank of Lt General. He replaces Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar.

He also served as commander of the Force Command Northern Areas and was conferred Hilal-i-Imtiaz in March 2018.

The Army also announced several crucial top level transfers after the Army Chief promoted five Major Generals to the next rank in September.