Promoted as recently as yesterday, Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha has been appointed as the DG of Pakistan’s most elite and powerful Intelligence Agency, the ISI.
The move comes amid a major reshuffle at the top ranks within the Pakistan Army that saw new Corps Commanders take their places in Karachi, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, and Bahawalpur.
ISI chief Lt Gen Nadim Taj has been moved as commander Gujranwala Corps while Lt Gen Yousuf, present VCGS, has been appointed Corps Commander Bahawalpur. Present Corps Commander Bahawalpur Lt Gen Raza Khan has been shifted as DG Joint Staff Headquarters.
Seven major-generals were promoted to the rank of lieutenant-generals. They are Major General Tahir Mahmoud (Infantry – present Commander SSG), Major-General Shahid Iqbal (Infantry – Chief Instructor NDU), Major General Tanvir Tahir (EME – DG C4Is), Major-General Zahid Hussain (Artillery – Commandant Pakistan Military Academy), Major General Ahmad Shuja Pasha (Infantry – DG Military Operations), Major-General Mohammad Mustafa Khan (Armoured Corps – ISI), and Major-General Ayyaz Saleem Rana (Armoured Corps – ISI).