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Discussion between PM, COAS on DG ISI’s appointment completed: Fawad

The federal government says all institutions are united for the stability and development of the country. (Photo: The Pakistan Daily)

ISLAMABAD: The discussion between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on the appointment of new Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been completed.

In a message on Twitter, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that the consultation process between the prime minister and the army chief on the appointment of a new DG ISI,has been completed and the process of appointment has started.

Fawad Chaudhry said that once again the civil and military leadership have proved that all institutions are united and equal for the stability, integrity, and development of the country. Consultations on the new DG ISI were completed.

Earlier, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that Pakistan has very good relations with the military and civilian leadership, while the authority in the appointment of DG ISI is the prime minister. 

The minister said that PM Imran Khan had taken the cabinet into confidence on the issue of DG ISI.  He said the premier assured the cabinet members that all the relevant people are on the same page and that the appointment of DG ISI would be finalised soon amicably. The premier regretted attempts were made to give a wrong spin to the issue.

He said that all legal and constitutional prerequisites would be fulfilled in the appointment of DG ISI, though he avoided elaborating the ‘legal and constitutional’ method for an appointment. Fawad said, “A long meeting took place between PM Imran Khan and the army chief last night,” adding that the government shares an ideal relationship with the military.