Former DG ISI Faiz Hameed lands in hot waters

Former DG ISI Faiz Hameed lands in hot waters

The Pakistan Army has initiated an inquiry committee to investigate allegations of abuse of powers against former ISI chief Gen Faiz Hameed (Retd), as reported by ARY News, citing sources familiar with the matter. The formation of the committee comes following directives from both the superior court and the defense ministry, according to the same sources.

This committee has been tasked with examining the accusations against Gen Faiz Hameed (Retd) and compiling a detailed report on the matter. Furthermore, it has been assigned the responsibility of providing recommendations regarding Gen Faiz Hameed's actions if the allegations are substantiated, as stated by sources involved in the process.

The allegations against the former ISI chief primarily involve purported misuse of authority related to a housing society in Islamabad. Sources indicate that the Supreme Court has conducted hearings regarding the case involving the ex-ISI chief, highlighting the gravity of the situation.

It's worth noting that the Federal Cabinet, on December 5, 2022, endorsed the resignations of then Lieutenant-General Faiz Hameed through circulation following the appointment of a new Chief of Army Staff (COAS). According to the summary, Lt Gen Faiz Hameed's retirement became effective from December 10, 2022.

Former prime minister Imran Khan appointed Hameed as the Corps Commander Peshawar on October 26, 2021, while he was serving as the director general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) at the time.