Pak names Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar made ISI chief

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement announced that Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar was appointed as DG ISI. He will replace Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar who has been posted as President National Defence University (NDU)

Pak names Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar made ISI chief

Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence chief, Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, has been removed from his post in a major reshuffle carried out by the country’s new Army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to the Dawn, Pakistan Army on Sunday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar as the Director General (DG) of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) succeeding Lt. Gen Rizwan Akhtar.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement announced that Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar was appointed as DG ISI. He will replace Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar who has been posted as President National Defence University (NDU).


Lt Gen Mukhtar has extensive experience in the field of intelligence and has served as the chief of the agency’s counter-terrorism wing in Islamabad. The new Army chief made several other changes, including appointment of Lt Gen Akhtar as the president of the National Defence University, while his predecessor was made Corps Commander Peshawar (11Corps), replacing Lt Gen Hidayat-ur Rehman. Lt Gen Bilal Akbar was announced the new Chief of General Staff, reported PTI.


On November 29, Gen Javed Bajwa officially took charge as the 16th Chief of Army Staff during a ceremony in Rawalpindi. A career infantry officer belonging to the Baloch Regiment, Gen Javed Bajwa is said to have extensive experience of handling affairs in Kashmir and northern areas of Pakistan.