Pakistan’s new intelligence chief takes charge

RAWALPINDI: Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar assumed charge of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) on Friday.

Lt. General Akhtar was appointed to the post on September 22 and replaces Lt. General Zaheerul Islam. He is the twenty-first chief of the ISI.

Commissioned in the Pakistan Army in 1982, Lt. General Rizwan Akhtar has served as DG Rangers Sindh, a post on which he played an important role in the Karachi operation.

Defence Analysts said Rizwan Akhtar is known for his professionalism and unblemished service record.

Lt. General is from the Frontier Force Regiment and is a graduate of the Command and Staff College (Quetta), National Defence University (Islamabad) and Unite States War College.