Promotions, transfers and postings in Pakistan Army

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ISLAMABAD: A number of promotion, transfers and postings on key positions of seniority in Pakistan army have been made today (Thursday). According to the military’s media wing, Lt Gen Waseem Ashraf has been posted as Commander Southern Command, Lt Gen Azhar Abbas has been posted Commander Rawalpindi Corps, Lt Gen Khalid Zia has been posted as Inspector General Arms, Lt Gen Muhammad Chiragh Haider has been posted as Director General JSHQ, while Lt Gen Bilal Akbar has been posted as Chairman Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF).

On Wednesday (yesterday), four major generals of the Pakistan Army had been promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. Those promoted were Maj Gen Muhammad Aamer, Maj Gen Muhammad Chiragh Haider, Maj Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum and Maj Gen Khalid Zia.

The promoted officers are to assume their new positions after retirement of three lieutenant generals in the last week of the current month. Another vacancy will occur in the last week of November when the incumbent Joint Chiefs of the Staff Committee (CJCSC) chairman Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat will retire from office.

The three 3-star generals to retire this month include former Director General ISPR Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, who is currently serving as commander Southern Command (Quetta), National Defence University (NDU) President Lt Gen Aamer Riaz and POF chairman Lt Gen Sadiq Ali.

Maj Gen Muhammad Aamer is currently serving as General Officer Commanding 10 Division (Lahore) while Maj Gen Muhammad Chiragh Haider is presently Director General Military Training. Maj Gen Nadeem Ahmad Anjum is Commandant Staff College Quetta and Maj Gen Khalid Zia is General Officer Commanding (GOC) 33 Division (Quetta).

The promoted officers are to assume their new positions after retirement of three lieutenant generals in the last week of the current month. Another vacancy will occur in the last week of November when the incumbent Joint Chiefs of the Staff Committee (CJCSC) chairman Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat will retire from office.

The three 3-star generals to retire this month include former Director General ISPR Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, who is currently serving as commander Southern Command (Quetta), National Defence University (NDU) President Lt Gen Aamer Riaz and Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF) chairman Lt Gen Sadiq Ali.