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Lt Gen Asim Munir appointed head of Pakistan's ISI

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Lt Gen was appointed on Wednesday as the new of Pakistan's powerful spy agency ISI, the Army's announced.

Munir, who previously served as the of the (MI), was recently promoted to the rank of by the Promotion Board headed by of Staff Gen

He replaces Lt Gen

Mukhtar assumed the office of the in December, 2016.

Munir has also served as the of the Force Command Northern Areas. He was conferred Hilal-i-Imtiaz in March 2018.

The also announced several key top level transfers after promoted five major generals to the next rank last month.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 13:25 IST