ISLAMABAD- Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar today assumed a charge as head of the Pakistan’s prime spy agency, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

According to the sources, Akhtar has become a new spymaster as his predecessor Lieutenant General Zaheerul Islam retired today.

Rizwan Akhtar is known as a bold and experienced officer as he has a vast experience in countering terrorism and insurgency. It is pertinent to mention that he had earlier served as DG Rangers Sindh to ensure law and order situation in Karachi. Apart from that he also served as commander Infantry Brigade and Infantry Division Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in addition to serving as GOC South Waziristan.


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had appointed Lt-Gen Akhtar as Director General (DG) of ISI on September 22.