Former ISI chief Gul dies of brain haemorrhage

Islamabad: Former chief of Pakistan’s intelligence agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Lieutenant General (Retd.) Hamid Gul, died of a brain haemorrhage yesterday.

79-year-old Gul was declared dead at the Combined Military Hospital in Murree.

Gul remained ISI chief during 1987 and 1989 when the US-backed Afghan Jihad against the then Soviet Union was at the last stages, The Dawn reports.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has condoled Gul’s death and described him as a ‘patriot’.

“Sad to learn of Gen Hameed Gul’s death. Whether one agreed with his views or not, he was a patriot. Condolences & prayers go to the family,” he tweeted. (ANI)