Reports indicate that Pakistan has appointed Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed as the new head of Pakistan's Intelligence Agency, ISI, replacing Lt. Gen. Asim Munir, who was appointed to the post last year in October.
According to Geo News, on April 12, the Pakistan Army promoted then-Major General Faiz Hameed to the rank of lieutenant general and appointed him Adjutant General at the General Headquarters (GHQ) later that month. He was previously serving as the head of the Counter Intelligence wing in the ISI.
Following amendments to Election Act 2017, the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP) staged sit-in at the Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad, paralyzing the capital for almost three weeks last year. Attempts to negotiate failed and the government launched a police operation. It flopped.
And then, on November 27, TLP chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi announced he was ending the protest. He said that an “army-brokered” agreement had taken place between the protestors and the government. He said he appreciated that the army chief had taken a personal interest in solving the issue by sending General Hameed.
When the agreement signed between protestors and the army surfaced on the media, people noticed that it bore the signature of General Hameed. The agreement praised the efforts of the army.
The Islamabad High Court questioned the jurisdiction of the army in making such an agreement, the Samaa TV report says.
According to the report, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui said that not a single clause of the agreement was according to the law. Justice Siddiqui objected to the army being part of the agreement. He expressed fears that after these remarks, he might be killed or go missing.