Currently serving as the Pakistani V Corps commander in Karachi, Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum is a seasoned soldier who will succeed Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed.
Lieutenant-General Nadeem Anjum is from the Punjab Regiment of the Pakistani Army and also served as the Commander of the Quetta Command and Staff College. News18
If reports are to be believed, Pakistan will soon have a new master spy.
Pakistani Army Lieutenant-General Nadeem Anjum is expected to be appointed the new head of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the country’s main intelligence agency.
Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmad Anjum has been appointed the new Director General of Inter Services Intelligence. He belongs to the Punjab Regt, previously commander of V Corps Karachi, commander of C&SC Quetta and IGFC Balochistan. He is a seasoned WoT soldier. #ISPR #PakArmy #pakistani army pic.twitter.com/XDKXs4EYhT
– Abdul Rehman Tiwana (@GCAbdulRehman) October 5, 2021
However, the official notification of the appointment of the new Director General (CEO) of ISI Pakistan has yet to be released.
Who is Lieutenant-General Nadeem Anjum?
Lt. Gen. Nadeem Anjum is currently posted as the Pakistani V Corps Commander in Karachi.
He is a member of the Pakistani Army Punjab Regiment and was also the Commander of the Quetta Command and Staff College.
Lieutenant-General Nadeem Anjum is a seasoned soldier who commanded the Frontier Corps Balochistan as Inspector General of the Frontier Corps. Many successful counterterrorism operations were carried out under his command by FC Balochistan.
He obtained the title of “Mohsin e Balochistan” for his services aimed at eradicating terrorism.
According to a report, Nadeem’s subordinates call him “the man with the glacier brain but sharp reflexes”.
The report further states that he is a good listener, observes things for hours and speaks in a concise manner.
Change of guard
Anjum’s rise comes at a crucial time with Pakistani lobbying on behalf of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
ISI chief Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed last month met with senior Taliban leadership in Kabul ahead of the “interim cabinet” announcement.
According to reports, the new appointment will also pave the way for Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed as chief of the Pakistani army.
Lieutenant-General Hameed, currently, has been appointed corps commander of the Pakistani Army XI Corps and may be stationed in Peshawar. This can give him an advantage over the other three contenders.
The outgoing ISI chief Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed is highly regarded by senior Pakistani military personnel and is known for his professionalism, sources said. India today. His recent engagement with the Taliban in Afghanistan has further improved his chances of succeeding General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Reports say General Bajwa will keep the four, who are vying to become his successor, in the dark until announcing the next leader, which won’t happen until next year.
Bajwa, a relative of Khan, was due to retire on November 29 last year at the end of his initial three-year term, but Prime Minister Imran Khan gave the 59-year-old army chief another extension of the same duration by invoking the regional security situation through a notification on August 19.
With contributions from agencies