- Pakistan Military spokesperson Main Basic Babar Iftikhar denies ongoing studies that DG ISI Lt Gen Faiz Hamid was being changed
- Maj Gen Iftikhar says “there’s no truth in these reports whatsoever, adding that he would like to request people not to speculate further on this thing
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Babar Iftikhar on Monday denied reports that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief was being replaced.
In a press conference here earlier today, Maj Gen Iftikhar denied current reports of the director-general of the ISI (DG ISI), Lt Gen Faiz Hamid, leaving his office.
His remarks came in response to a question, wherein the reporter mentioned that numerous matters — including the “DG ISI’s appointment, Gen Asif, and speak about Gen Faiz” — were being discussed on social media.
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“Is there any anticipated transfer within the close to future? Or are these studies not based mostly on fact,” the journalist asked.
The Pakistan Army spokesperson underscored that there should be no speculation about these things. “An officer completes their time period after being appointed at a senior degree within the Military,” he clarified.
“These are baseless speculations and I request you not to consider this stuff nor ought to there be any hypothesis about this stuff,” he added. “Appointments within the Military, as an establishment, and particularly on a senior degree, usually are not this short-lived and everybody completes their tenure.
“Normally, appointments in the Army as head of an institution are for two years. There’s no truth in these reports whatsoever and I would like to request not to speculate further on this thing. Thank you,” Maj Gen Iftikhar underlined.
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