Pakistan's ISI chief may be replaced soon: Sources

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| Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 19:18
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Pakistan's ISI chief may be replaced soon: Sources

New Delhi: In a new development that is expected to appear soon, Islamabad is looking to replace their Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Chief General Rizwan Akhtar in the next few weeks. 
 
As per some sources, the move is being planned after India carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) in September. 
 
Normally, the tenure of an ISI Chief (Director General ) is three years but it seems that General Rizwan may soon be replaced by Corps commander of Karachi, Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar.
 
Though Pakistan denied that no surgical strikes were carried out by India, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was heavily criticised in Islamabad after India made the news public about the strikes. 
 
Former Pakistan crickter and politician Imran Khan took a pot shot at Nawaz Sharif and said, "I will show Nawaz Sharif how to respond to Modi." 
 
Facing the heat at home, Nawaz Sharif went ahead and addressed the Pakistani parliament and criticised India over several issues. He also praised Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani, who was killed in an encounter by security forces in July this year. 
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