Rawalpindi- Major General Rizwan Akhtar was named new Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief today.

Akhtar had worked as DG Rangers Sindh in the past. The new chief will take charge once DG ISI Zaheerul Islam retires from his post. Six Major Generals of Pakistan Army have been promoted to the rank of Lt. Generals.

According to ISPR those promoted include Major General Rizwan Akhtar, Major General Hilal Hussain, Major General Ghayur Mahmood, Major General Nazir Butt, Major General Navid Mukhtar and Major General Hidayatur Rehman and Major General Nazir But.

Lt. General Hilal Hussain has been appointed Corps Commander Mangla, Lt. General Ghayyur Mahmood Corps Commander Gujranwala, Lt. General Hidayatur Rehman Corps Commander Peshawar, Lt. General Navid Mukhtar Corps Commander Karachi and Lt. General Nazir Butt Inspector General Communication and Information Technology.