Ex-ISI chief Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar decided to retired early

LAHORE: Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) executive General Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar has chosen to take untimely retirement, as indicated by reports.

Looking for “untimely discharge because of some squeezing individual responsibilities”, Gen Rizwan, who is right now the leader of the National Defense University in Islamabad, said in his renunciation letter to Army boss General Qamar Javed Bajwa:

“I need everybody knowing me to regard my choice and not capitulate or depend on theory in any area.”

Gen Rizwan additionally said that he has brought the choice with an “overwhelming heart however with incredible fulfillment” to “hang my uniform on ninth October 2017 after near 35 years of committed dynamic authorized administration”.

He said that he might want to put on record his genuine appreciation for every one of his seniors, companions and staff, including his family, who had given steady direction to him all through his long profession. He included that it involved incredible pride and respect for him to have served the armed force of this extraordinary country.

“I should be accessible for any administration in the armed force at whatever point required,” he closed.

Gen Rizwan was dispatched in the Army’s Frontier Force Regiment in September 1982.