Two major reshuffle in Pak Army, Corps Commander Lahore changed, DG-ISI Lt. Gen Asim takes charge

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ISLAMABAD: In a major reshuffle in Pakistan Army on Monday, the Corps Commander and President of National Defence University, Islamabad were changed.

According to decision, Lieutenant General Majid Ehsan has been appointed Corps Commander Lahore. He previously held the position of vice chief of general staff at General Headquarters and the president of National Defence University, Islamabad.

Lieutenant General Amir Riaz was appointed President of National Defence University. He was previously serving as Corps Commander Lahore.

Lieutenant General Majid Ehsan, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) was commissioned in a Distinguished Battalion of Punjab Regiment in 1986. The General Officer is a graduate of Command & Staff College Quetta, Command & Staff College, Cairo, Egypt and Armed Forces War Course from National Defence University, Islamabad.

His varied command, staff and instructional experience includes Platoon Commander at Pakistan Military Academy, General Staff Officer-II & General Staff Officer-I at Military Operations Directorate, Colonel General Staff & Brigade Commander in deployed Corps, Chief of Staff of a Corps & Southern Command, Commandant of School of Infantry & Tactics, General Officer Commanding of Infantry Division and Vice Chief of General Staff at General Headquarters. He was serving as President National Defence University, Islamabad before being appointed Corps Commander Lahore.

DG-ISI

In another important development, Lt. Gen Asim Munir assumed the charge as Director General, Inter Services Intelligence (DG-ISI) on Tuesday (December 04). He left the command as Director General Military Intelligence (DG-MI) a day earlier on Monday (December 03). Lt General Sarfraz who was associated with Staff College is new DG-MI. Lt Gen Asim Munir was supposed to take over charge on 25th November.

It is pertinent to mention that Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa will retire on 29th November 2019. Three generals will be in line to be the successor of him. They are including Corps Commander Lt. Gen Humayun Aziz, Multan Corps Commander Lt. Gen Nadeem Raza and Lt. Gen Qudwai.

After this period, Lt. Gen Asim Munir would be the senior most general and may take position of Army Chief after completing tenure as DG-ISI in year 2022.

Gen Asim was among the six major generals who were recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. According to official sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan approved appointment of Gen Munir to the post of the ISI director general on the recommendation of army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.