President commends role of ISI in fight against terrorism

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APP36-28 ISLAMABAD: December 28 - Newly appointed Director General ISI, Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar called on President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. APP

ISLAMABAD, Dec 28 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday commended the role of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) in fight against terrorism and extremism and said the premier intelligence agency had rendered supreme sacrifices for the defence of the motherland.

According to President House statement issued here said, “The President expressed optimism that ISI would come up to the expectations of the nation by defeating nefarious designs of the enemies against Pakistan,” the President said in a meeting with the newly-appointed Director General ISI, Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The President felicitated Lt. Gen Naveed Mukhtar on his appointment as DG ISI and expressed the hope that he would effectively discharge his new responsibilities in the light of his professional acumen and vast experience.