Faisal Naseer

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Faisal Naseer is a Pakistani Army general who is currently serving as Director General, Counter Intelligence at the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). He was accused by former Prime Minister Imran Khan of being behind his Attempted assassination of Imran Khan in November 2022.[1][2]

In July 2022, he was promoted to the rank of Major General.[3][4] In October 2022, Naseer was accused of torturing Pakistani politician Azam Khan Swati in custody.[5][6][7] Imran Khan urged Chief of Army Staff (Pakistan) General Qamar Javed Bajwa to remove him, saying that he's bringing "disrepute to the army, Pakistan and you".[8]

In 2018, he received Tamgha-i-Basalat while he was a Brigadier.[9][10]


  1. Peshimam, Gibran Naiyyar; Shahzad, Asif; Bukhari, Mubasher (4 November 2022). "Ousted Pakistan PM Imran Khan shot in shin in what aides call assassination attempt". Reuters. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  2. Khan, Omer Farooq. "Imran Khan attacker had AK-47, says ex-guv who was next to ex-PM - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  3. "32 Pakistan Army Brigadiers promoted to rank of Major General: ISPR". Daily Pakistan Global. 26 July 2022.
  4. "12 major generals promoted to lieutenant general rank". Pakistan Today. 11 October 2022. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  5. "Belligerent Imran Khan Wants Army 'Dirty Harry' Sacked". The Friday Times - Naya Daur. 28 October 2022. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  6. Momand, Abdullah (28 October 2022). "Azam Swati names military officials behind 'custodial torture'". Dawn. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  7. "'They kept beating me': Swati describes his 'custodial torture'". DAWN.COM. 1 November 2022. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  8. "Imran ups the ante". Daily Times. 30 October 2022. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  9. "Inter Services Public Relations Pakistan". ispr.gov.pk. Retrieved 4 November 2022.
  10. "President confers awards on various personalities". Brecorder. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2022.

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