Major Amir

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Major (R) Mohammad Aamir Khan
Panjpir, Swabi District, Pakistan
Occupation(s)Analyst, Afghan affairs specialist, former officer of ISI
Known forOperation Midnight Jackal

Major (R) Mohammad Aamir Khan better known as Major Amir, is a Pakistani analyst, Afghan affairs specialist and former officer of a secret agency ISI. He is known for the Operation Midnight Jackal.[1][2]

Amir was born to Muhammad Tahir Panjpiri in a religious family of Panjpir a town in Swabi District.[3]

Operation Midnight Jackal[edit]

Both Brig. Ahmed and Major Amir were discharged from their military commissions in 1989. The inquiry remains classified since it is still unclear who the real culprit behind the plot was, or was it under the instructions of the DG ISI Shamsur Rahman Kallu.: 146 [4][5]: 146 [6][7]


  1. ^ "Profile: Major Amir's nine lives". 6 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Who is Major (Retired) Amir ? A brief introduction".
  3. ^ "Who is Major (Retired) Mohammad Aamir?". 30 January 2014.
  4. ^ Sirrs, Owen L. (2016). "Intelligence wars" (googlebooks). Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate: Covert Action and Internal Operations (1 ed.). New York: Routledge. p. 310. ISBN 9781317196099. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  5. ^ Kiessling, Hein (2016). "Midnight Jackal Affair". Faith, Unity, Discipline: The Inter-Service-Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan (1st ed.). Oxford Ul: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781849048637. Retrieved 15 November 2017 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Sirrs, Owen L. (2016). "Intelligence wars". Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate: Covert Action and Internal Operations (google books) (1st ed.). United Kingdom: Routledge. p. 303. ISBN 9781317196099. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  7. ^ ANI, News Agencies (27 August 2009). "Former IB chief claims operation 'Midnight Jackal' launched to dislodge Benazir Govt". Asian News International. Thaindian News. Thaindian News. Retrieved 12 August 2018.