Lt. Gen (R) Asad DurraniFormer Chief ISI
Born: 07 February 1941
Profession: Pak Army Personnel
Affiliation(s): Inter-Services Intelligence

Lieutenant General Mohammad Asad Durrani (born 7 February 1941), is a retired 3-star rank general in the Pakistan Army and presently an intelligence commentator. Durrani previously served as the Director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence and former director-general of the Pakistan Army’s Military Intelligence

Career

Durrani was born in in 1941 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan in an Afghan family. From 1957 to 1959, Durrani attended the Government College, now a University, where he did his degree in Bachelor of Science, and subsequently joined the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul. In 1960, he was commissioned as Second lieutenant in the Army as a gunner officer. Durrani, as Captain participated in the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 where he commanded his company. In 1968, he was promoted to Major. Also took part in the 1971 war against India.

Durrani has been on key posts including instructor-ship at the officers academy and later at the Command and Staff College, Quetta, Director General of Military Intelligence, Director General of the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence, Inspector General Training and Evaluation at the General Head Quarters and Commandant at the National Defence College, now a University.

Durrani is a graduate from the General Staff Academy, Germany. He has also been Pakistan’s military attach√© to Germany from 1980 to 1984. After retiring from the Army, he was Pakistan’s ambassador to Germany (1994-970 and Saudi Arabia (2000-02).