Lieutenant General Syed Aamer Raza, HI (M) who is currently serving as DG HIT Taxila has been posted as new Corps Commander Lahore.
Lt Gen Raza is from 22nd OTS Course (Officer Training School). Previously, he was chairman of the HIT who took over the command of Heavy Industry Taxila (HIT) on 28th April in 2020. On 11th Oct 2022, Raza was promoted to the coveted rank of Lt Gen.
Former Lahore Corps Commander, Lt. Gen. Salman Fayyaz Ghani is under probe and removed from his post after the 9th May vandalism and attack by violent protestor at Jinnah House.
After the 9th May incident at the residency of a top military General in Lahore prompted serious action. The inquiry committee also have made that will conducted into the May 9 Corps Commander residency incident.
On 9th May, Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan arrested by NAB and taken into custody by Rangers from the premises of Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Al-Qadir Trust Case.
After PTI Chief arrest Violent clashes broke out across Pakistan. The protests were held in remote and major cities in result Army installations and Corps Commander’s house in Lahore came under attack during a protest of PTI workers.
Following the attack on Institutions especially at Jinnah House, authorities have registered cases against senior PTI leaders and launches crack down against the rioters.
Earlier Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir on Wednesday vowed that the Armed forces would not allow 9th May incidents to come to pass “again at any cost”.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS Asim Munir visited Sialkot Garrison and laid floral wreath at Martyrs’ Monument while paying paid rich tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the pride, honor and dignity of the nation.
“No one will be allowed to disrespect our martyrs and their monuments. They are a source of inspiration and pride for the rank and file of the Armed Forces, Law Enforcement Agencies, Government officials and the people of Pakistan,” the army chief said during his visit to Sialkot Garrison.
“The martyrs have been promised the highest abode in the life hereafter and shall continue to maintain the highest levels of respect amongst the people of Pakistan,” he said.
Army Chief Gen Asim Munir further said that the State of Pakistan and Armed Forces will always maintain all martyrs and their families in very high esteem and continue to honor them and their supreme sacrifices with utmost respect and dignity.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Army has vowed strict action against perpetrators who attacked military installations in ‘politically motivated and instigated incidents’ on 9th May, which the Army termed as “Black Day”.
The resolve was expressed during a Special Corps Commanders Conference (CCC) held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) under the chairmanship of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir.
The forum was briefed that a well-coordinated arson plan involving desecration of Shuhada pictures and monuments, burning down of historical buildings and vandalism of military installations was executed to malign the institution and provoke it towards giving an impulsive reaction, a press release said.
“The forum expressed [a] firm resolve that those involved in these heinous crimes against the military installations and personal/ equipment will be brought to justice through trials under relevant laws of Pakistan including Pakistan Army Act and Official Secret Act,” the statement mentioned.
The Forum resolved that restraint will no longer be exercised against perpetrators, spoilers and violators who attack military installations and setups under any circumstances.