After being invited to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), former chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed has said that he will never join politics.
Talking to the publication, the former Director General of the ISI said that all speculations about him joining politics or becoming part of PTI were totally false.
“I will not join politics after two-year bar nor afterward,” the former spymaster told the paper.
A day earlier, a video had gone viral where the former three-star officer of the Pakistan Army was invited by the local PTI leadership in Chakwal to join the Imran Khan-led party.
The video showed Genera Faiz attending a gathering in his native village in Chakwal. In it, an unidentified person, addressing the gathering, praised the former spy chief for his services in the military and the development of the area.
The speaker urged the retired lieutenant general to join politics and play his role in the development of the country.
The speaker thanked him for his active involvement in development works worth millions of rupees in their area during his years in service.
Lt Gen (retd) Faiz had retired from service after General Asim Munir took command of the Pakistan Army as the chief of army staff.
The former DG ISI had requested early retirement after the prime minister had approved Gen Asim Munir and Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza’s elevation to the four-star rank.
His application for early retirement was approved on December 2 after the Defence Ministry forwarded his request to the premier.
Lt Gen (retd) Faiz was promoted to the three-star rank in April 2019 and was appointed as the adjutant general at the General Headquarters (GHQ). Before his elevation, he was serving as the head of the Counter Intelligence Wing of the ISI. Before taking early retirement he was serving as Corps Commander Bahawalpur.
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