Pakistan appoints new spy chief

CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Published:

DERA ISMAIL KHAN (AP) -- Pakistan's prime minister has appointed a new head of the country's powerful intelligence agency to replace the current chief, who is retiring later this month.

The prime minister's office announced Friday that Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam will be the new head of the Inter-Services Intelligence agency.

Islam currently serves as the ISI chief in the southern city of Karachi.