Pakistan Army on Sunday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar as the Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) replacing Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar.

In other major transfers and shuffle in ranks, the most significant changes came as former DG Rangers Sindh Lt Gen Bilal Akbar was posted as Chief of General Staff (CGS) and Lt General Rizwan Akhtar Baig (former DG ISI) as President National Defence University.

An ISPR statement announced the major transfers and postings, days after Gen Qamar Bajwa assumed charge as Chief of Army Staff.

Another significant change in rank was of DG ISPR Lt Gen Asim Salim Bajwa, who has now been posted as Inspector General Arms (IG Arms) at GHQ.