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Lieutenant-General Zaheer-ul-Islam, HI (M), (Urdu: ﻇﻬﻴﺮ ﺍﻹﺳﻼﻡ) is a former Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI); 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. In 2012, Forbes named him as the world's 52nd most powerful person.
|Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence|
19 March 2012 – 7 November 2014
|Prime Minister||Yousaf Raza Gillani|
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
|Preceded by||Ahmad Shuja Pasha|
|Succeeded by||Rizwan Akhtar|
|Commander V Corps, Karachi|
October 2010 – March 2012
|DG(Counter Terrorism Wing) at Dte Gen ISI,Islamabad|
|General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 12th Infantry Division|
|Chief of Staff Army Strategic Force Command|
|Commands||Deputy DG ISI |
Commander V Corps
Zaheerul Islam was commissioned in the Punjab Regiment in the 55th PMA Long Course on 16 April 1977. He served as Corps Commander V Corps in Karachi before the appointment of ISI Chief. Zaheer served as DG (C) in the ISI before he was promoted as a 3-star general and moved to Karachi as corps commander. He was GOC Murree for some time before coming to the ISI. He also served as Chief of Staff in the Army Strategic Force Command for 2004–2006 
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- Desk, News. "Army denies new ISI chief related to Shah Rukh Khan". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2014-01-30.
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- "General (retd) Zaheerul Islam: The shadow warrior", Dawn News (6 October 2015). Retrieved 22 January 2020.
Ahmad Shuja Pasha
| Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence
18 March 2012 – October 2014