Who is Zaheerul Islam?
Lieutenant-General Zaheer ul-Islam HI is the current Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence; he was appointed to the position on 9 March 2012. Islam took over the position from his predecessor Ahmed Shuja Pasha, who left on 18 March. At the time of his appointment, he was serving as the Corps Commander V Corps, Karachi.
Islam comes from a family with a prominent military background. His father retired as a brigadier in the Pakistan Army, while his three brothers and his brother-in-law Major Ejaz Aziz also retired as military officers. In addition, he is a nephew of the Indian National Army general and politician Shah Nawaz Khan, who was also the adoptive maternal grandfather of Bollywood film actor Shahrukh Khan. However, the Inter Services Public Relations refused to acknowledge any distant familial links between Zaheerul Islam and Shahrukh Khan.
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