Pakistan Army announces reshuffle of three top officers

Lt Gen Bajwa has been posted as corps commander southern command (Quetta), replacing Lt Gen Aamer Riaz, the Dawn newspaper quoted a statement issued by the ISPR, the army's media wing.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published: September 29, 2017 12:02 am

In a major rejig, Pakistan Army on Thursday announced that three senior generals, including former director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations, Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, are to be reshuffled. Lt Gen Bajwa has been posted as corps commander southern command (Quetta), replacing Lt Gen Aamer Riaz, the Dawn newspaper quoted a statement issued by the ISPR, the army’s media wing.

Lt Gen Riaz has been appointed Corps Commander Lahore, while Lt Gen Sadiq Ali, who currently holds the position, has been posted as inspector general of the Arms Branch at General Headquarters, Rawalpindi, the ISPR said.

Lt Gen Ali will replace Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, who was posted as the inspector general of the Arms Branch by the Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Lt Gen Asim Bajwa remained the public face of the military for nearly four-and-a-half years, and was the first three-star general to hold the position.

He was succeeded as DG ISPR by Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the current ISPR chief, in December 2016. The high-level transfers announced today came almost 10 months after army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa relocated 10 top commanders in December 2016, the Express Tribune reported.

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