Chief of Army Staff Gen Asim Muneer removed Lt. Gen Babar Iftikhar from the post of DG ISPR.
According to the latest reports Newly-appointed Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir Shah is likely to reshuffle the top officials of the Pakistan Army.
DG ISPR Lt General Babar Iftikhar will be replaced by Major General Ahmed Sharif, with Babar Iftikhar to lead the Karachi Corps. Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry, Engineering Corps, earlier posted as Director General Defense Science and Technology Organisation (DESTO), has been posted as the Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) GHQ.
Newly appointed Chief of Staff General Asim Munir officially Takes over as 17th Army chief of Pakistan.
Pakistan Army change of command ceremony held at GHQ Rawalpindi marking the time-honored tradition that symbolizes the seamless transition of the Military leadership. The Outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa officially hand over the “Baton of Command” known as Command of Pakistan Army to newly appointed COAS General Asim Munir, who was chosen to lead the country’s sentinels by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on 24th November 2022.
Earlier Corps Commander Bahawalpur and Former DG ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed one of the six names apparently shortlisted for the post of the Chief of Army Staff takes early retirement as General Asim Munir takes charge of Army Chief.
Corps Commander Bahawalpur and former DG ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed’s resignation was approved by GHQ now he is retired from service According to Media sources.
Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed was serving as Corps Commander Bahawalpur before retirement and performed his duties as the 24th DG ISI.
Reports of his premature retirement come after the federal government appointed General Syed Asim Munir as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as CJCSC for the next three years. Lt General Faiz Hameed, serving as Bahawalpur Corps Commander, was scheduled to retire on 30th April 2023.
Remember that Corps Commander Bahawalpur Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed one of the six names apparently shortlisted for the post of the Chief of Army Staff.
According to sources, Lt Gen Faiz Hammed has decided to take early retirement. The news comes after the Federal Government appointed General Syed Asim Munir as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chief of Joint Staff for the next three years.
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