Digital Desk, New Delhi. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has told the army that he was not involved in the decision to replace Faiz Hameed, the Director General of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). This has been claimed in the Friday Times report. Senior Pakistani journalist Najam Sethi said in a TV show that the Prime Minister’s stand on the matter has led to an impasse, which is why the notification has not been signed. The report said that after the announcement from the ISPR, there was no confirmation from the PM House and this delay is unusual. It has now emerged that this decision has led to tension between PM Khan and the army.
Sethi said that the announcement of the appointment of Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as Peshawar Corps Commander and Gen Nadeem Anjum as the new ISI, DG should come from the Prime Minister’s residence as, as usual, the Prime Minister appoints the ISI DG. . Sethi said the press release announcing this came from Rawalpindi and not Islamabad. The presence of Lt Gen Faiz Hameed at the meeting of the National Security Committee convened by the Pak PM was also unusual. His transfer orders were issued, but General Faiz attended the meeting as ISI DG.
Sethi also noted that this type of standoff between the civilian and military leadership often leads the parties to a point of no return, suggesting that the episode could affect civil-military relations. Is. The report said that nothing special came out of the national security meeting. Both ISPR and PM House are silent. The report said that according to Sethi, some cabinet members also joined to defuse the tension, but the standoff remains.