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Shamsur Rahman Kallu

Shamsur Rahman Kallue was the 9th Director General of ISI who was in office from May 1989– August 1990. He also served as the Lieutenant General in the Pakistan Army.

Shamsur Rahman Kallue
9th Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence
In office
May 1989 – August 1990
Preceded by Hamid Gul
Succeeded by Asad Durrani
Personal details
Born 1932
Multan, British India
Died 1994
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Awards Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military)
Military service
Allegiance Pakistan Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Army
Years of service 1951–1985 ; 1988-1990 (second stint)
Rank Lieutenant General
Unit 5 Horse Armoured Corps
DG Inter-Services Intelligence
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistan War of 1971
Soviet war in Afghanistan

ISI careerEdit

Kallue served as the 9th Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence after Hamid Gul. The American intelligence agency CIA wanted him to meet Masoud to put forward U.S. interests in the region. Insight wrote (ibid):

"The next day Masoud headed off through the Hindu Kush mountain range to the border of Pakistan for a secret meeting scheduled on another mountain side with Gen. Shamsur Rahman Kallue, whose orders the fiercely independent Masoud has consistently refused to follow. After crossing two mountain passes deep in snow on his way to The Rendezvous, Masoud received a message asking him to move up the appointment. He radioed back that that was impossible and that he might be a day late because of weather. Gen. Kallue said he could not wait and returned to Islamabad, Pakistan, offering to leave a helicopter to bring Massoud to Islamabad... He declined the offer.


Military offices
Preceded by
Hamid Gul
Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence
1987 – 1990
Succeeded by
Asad Durrani