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ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister office has received summary regarding the appointment of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General.

The summary was forwarded by the Ministry of Defence.

Earlier today, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain in a tweet said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa have completed the consultation process on the appointment of new DG ISI.

The information minister said the process has been started for new appointment.

Fawad said the civil and military leadership has yet again proved that all institutions are united for the country's stability, integrity and development.

The Pakistan Army last week announced the appointment of Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum as the new ISI DG in place of Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, who was appointed as Peshawar Corps Commander.

However, the notification of Anjum’s appointment had not been issued by the office of PM Khan, giving credence to rumours about differences between the civilian government and the army over the key appointment.

Chaudhry in a presser yesterday (Tuesday) said that the appointment of the new Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence will be made as per legal procedure.

He said the issue of appointment of new DG ISI was discussed in the meeting.

Chaudhry also said that prime minister had held a long and cordial meeting with General Bajwa. The government shares "an ideal relationship with the military," Chaudhry had said.

Meanwhile, PTI's chief whip in the National Assembly Amir Dogar claimed Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted Lt Gen Faiz Hameed to continue in that role amid the evolving situation in Afghanistan.

Dogar, during an interview with Samaa, said three to five names will be put forward before the prime minister and he will pick the new DG ISI from them.