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Pakistan appoints new spy chief

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Sept 21, IRNA
Pakistan-Army changes
Pakistan on Friday appointed Major General Nadeem Taj as the new chief of the country's spy agency with several other top level promotions and appointments, the army said.

Major General Nadeem Taj has been promoted Lieutenant Generals and posted at Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), a statement from the army Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Lt General Nadeem Taj has served as Military Secretary to President Pervez Musharraf, Director General Military Intelligence, General Officer Commandant, Lahore, Director General Military Academy, Kakul (NWFP).

General Nadim Taj was with General Musharraf in the plane on October 12, 1999 as his Military Secretary during the journey from Colombo to back home.

General Nadim Taj is considered as most trusted confidant who had had been holding talks with General Musharraf's rival Benazir Bhutto for any reconciliation.

He has replaced the incumbent Director General ISI Lt General Ashfaq Pervez Kiani.

Major General Mohsin Kamal was promoted to the rank of Lt General and posted as Commander Rawalpindi Corps, one of the most important corps in the country.


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