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Lt. Gen Nadeem Anjum gets one-year extension as DG ISI, claims journalist

The military leadership has decided to extend the services of Director General ISI Nadeem Anjum for one year, claimed senior journalist Kamran Khan on Monday.

The claim was made, days after rumors started circulating that Lt.General Shahid Imtiaz had replaced Anjum as the head honcho of Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency.

No formal announcement has been made by the Inter-Services Publica Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani army, regarding the extension of General Nadeem Anjum’s services.

Below is the full text of Kamran Khan’s report on the issue:

As military leadership under General Asim Munir gears up to salvage Pakistan from its worst economic crisis, a surge in terrorism, and respond to very important geopolitical developments, well-informed sources confidently claim that the relevant leadership has decided to extend the services of Lt. Gen. Nadeem Ahmed Anjum as Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). These sources assert that Lt. Gen. Nadeem Anjum will continue to hold the position of Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for another year. In the Army-Civil led the campaign to address critical issues facing Pakistan’s economy, the ISI, in collaboration with related civilian agencies, will play a central role in eliminating smuggling along the Iran and Afghanistan border, confronting de-dollarization of the economy, facilitating speedy privatization, restructuring state-owned enterprises (SOEs), launching a campaign to minimize the culture of non-filers in the taxation system of Pakistan, and eradicating institutionalized official corruption in Sindh, known as “Systen.” All key elements of military security services including ISI and MI are in forefront to facilitate tens of billions of dollars of investment under Army run SIFC in Agriculture Minerals Mining and IT sectors. Lt. Gen. Nadeem Anjum’s term as a three-star general was set to end later this week. Lt. Gen. Nadeem, a graduate of the National Defense University (NDU), obtained his master’s degree from King’s College London and completed Advanced Security Studies courses at the US Department of Defense-run Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). When his extension is formally confirmed, Lt. Gen. Nadeem will not be the first to receive an extension as DGI. Previously, Gen. Akhter Abdul Rehman Khan and Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha had also served as DG ISI for extended tenures on national security grounds. Senior military sources, however, refused to comment and offered no formal official confirmation or denial regarding Lt Gen Nadeem’s extension as DG I.

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