Srinagar: Pakistan’s army on on Wednesday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Asim Munir as the new director-general (DG) of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan based daily The News reported

Gen Asim, who was recently promoted to the rank of Liutenant-General, previously served as head of Miltary Intelligence (MI). He would take charge of his new role after the retirement of outgoing ISI chief Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar on Oct 25, the news report said.

The statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) added that Lt Gen Muhammad Adnan was appointed as the new vice chief of the general staff.