Pakistan won't extend ISI chief's term

Pakistan won't extend ISI chief's term

 The Pakistani government has decided not to extend the tenure of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, a media report said.

Pasha, who has been the director general of the ISI for the last three-and-a-half years, will be transferred to the Strategic Plans Division (SPD) as its head, the daily Dawn reported citing sources late Saturday.

He was handed a one-year extension as chief of the country's spy agency last March.
The government has not commented on the matter.

A source close to Pasha also said the ISI chief did not want an extension.
Sources claim that the government believes Pasha's appointment to PSD will "help the future of Pakistan-US nuclear and strategic engagement".

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