Web Desk Published: 5 April at 08:45
ACE Punjab Investigates Former ISI Chief's Brother for Assets Beyond Means
The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Punjab has taken action against Najaf Hameed, brother of former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief, Lieutenant General (retd) Faiz Hamid. The Punjab-based anti-corruption watchdog has sought records of lands owned by Najaf as part of an ongoing investigation into assets beyond means.
According to sources, the Rawalpindi division of the anti-graft body has written a letter to the Rawalpindi and Chakwal deputy commissioners requesting records for the inquiry against Najaf. The letter also alleged that Najaf had "superseded several seniors for promotion to the Girdawar post and accumulated assets beyond his own means."
It was further stated that the records were required for the assets beyond means inquiry which is currently underway against Najaf. He was suspended from his position as deputy tehsil dar on February 16 due to alleged misconduct.
Najaf's brother, Lieutenant General (retd) Faiz Hamid, served as the Director-General of the ISI from June 2021 to April 2022. The move against Najaf comes amid increasing scrutiny of individuals with assets beyond their known sources of income in Pakistan. The ACE Punjab has taken a tough stance against corruption in recent years and has been actively pursuing cases against officials suspected of corruption.