ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday met Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, sources said.
During the meeting, matters related to Afghanistan’s ongoing situation and the Pakistan-Afghan border came under discussion, sources said.
Commander Peshawar Corps Lt Gen Faiz Hameed and other prominent federal ministers were also present during the meeting, sources added.
Lt Gen Anjum — who replaced Lt Gen Hameed as the new ISI chief — was appointed by the prime minister in October.
The high-level meeting discussed the country’s overall situation and security-related issues, said Inter-Services Public Relations. Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum assumed charge as DG ISI on November 20.
A handout released from the PM Office had said that PM Imran Khan has approved the appointment of Lt. General Nadeem Anjum as new DG ISI after meeting with COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa that was part of a consultative process over the appointment of the new DG ISI.
On October 06, the ISPR announced that Lieutenant general Nadeem Anjum, an erstwhile Karachi Corps Commander, has on Wednesday been posted as 25th Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief after his predecessor Lt Gen Faiz Hameed was posted Peshawar Corps Commander.
Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, who was serving as the Director-General of ISI since 2019, has been appointed as the new Corps Commander Peshawar in the fresh transfers and appointments.
Two pilots of Pak army died
Two pilots of Pakistan army were martyred when a Pakistan Army Aviation helicopter crashed in Siachen on Monday. According to the ISPR, while flying in Siachin region, the Pakistan Army helicopter crashed resultantly both army pilots were martyred.
The identified of martyred personnel were confirmed as Pilot Major Irfan and Co Pilot Major Raja Zeeshan. The rescue teams reached the area to retrieve the remains of the martyred pilots.
Earlier, in July 2019, at least 18 people including five crew members embraced martyrdom and twelve civilians were injured after a Pakistan Army Aviation aircraft on a routine training flight crashed in Rawalpindi.
According to the ISPR, the aircraft crashed in built up area resulting into 12 fatal civilian casualties. The crew members martyred in the incident, including two pilots, were Lieutenant Colonel Saqib, Lieutenant Colonel Waseem, Naib Subedar Afzal, Havaldar Ibne Ameen and Havaldar Rehmat.