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    Pakistan Picks New Chief For Intelligence Agency

    Pakistan Picks New Chief For Intelligence Agency

    Washington Post Staff Writer 
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008; Page A15

    The Pakistani government has selected a new chief for its powerful intelligence service, the ISI, replacing a figure the Bush administration has long suspected of ties to Taliban extremists and other militant groups in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area.

    An army statement released late yesterday announced the appointment of Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha to the ISI post, according to the Associated Press. Pasha, said to be close to army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kiyani, will replace Lt. Gen. Nadeem Taj, who was chosen for the post by retired Gen. Pervez Musharraf, the former Pakistani president.



    Next is cleaning the Rank and file.

    Pasha has commanded an infantry division, a mechanized infantry brigade, an infantry battalion and has served as the Chief Instructor of the Command and Staff College of the Pakistani Army. From 2001-2002, General Pasha served as a Contingent and Sector Commander of theUnited Nations Mission in Sierra Leone[1] From 2005 to September 2008 Pasha was the director general of military operations for the Pakistani army




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