Naveed Mukhtar
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Naveed Mukhtar

Naveed Mukhtar was a Pakistani retired three-star army general and former spymaster who served as the Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence, in office from 11 December 2016 until his retirement on 25 October 2018. Before his appointment to the all-important office of DG ISI, Mukhtar commanded the V Corps of Karachi. He is credited for having played a pivotal role in the success of the Karachi Operation.[1] Mukhtar belongs to Arain Family of Nankana Sahib region of the Punjab Province.[2]



Mukhtar was commissioned in the Armored Corps regiment in 1983. He joined the Army in the 68th Pakistan Military Academy course. He grew his ranks till Major with 13 Lancers. He has commanded a Mechanized Division. Naveed Mukhtar possesses a vast experience in the field of intelligence. He had also headed the counter-terrorism wing of the ISI in Islamabad.

Until 7 December 2016, he had been serving as corps commander of Karachi.[3] He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and posted to the army's Corps V in Sept 2014. He was appointed as the Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence on 11 December 2016.[4][5]


He is a graduate of the Command and Staff College, National Defence University, Pakistan and the prestigious United States Army War College. At the US Army War College, Mukhtar authored a strategy research project report titled 'Afghanistan - Alternative Futures and their Implications' in fulfillment of the requirements of the Master in Strategic Studies Degree.[6]


  1. ^ "ISI gets new chief; four new corps commanders named". Daily Times. 23 September 2014. Archived from the original on 23 September 2014. Retrieved 2015.
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  3. ^ "Corps commander's appointment completes Sindh's new security team". DAWN. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar has been appointed as New DG ISI". Dispatch News Desk. 11 December 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "COAS opts for new generation of generals". The News International. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Afghanistan - Alternative Futures and their Implications". Army War College, Pennsylvania. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 2016.
Military offices
Preceded by
Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar
Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence Succeeded by
Asim Munir

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