ISLAMABAD: The Army Promotion Board, headed by Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, on Friday promoted 19 brigadiers to the rank of major general.
These included former in-charge of Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) Crisis Management Cell Brig Omar Mahmood Hayat. Brig Omar Mahmood Hayat (Ordnance), whose father retired as a major general, would join his two brothers, Major Generals Zubair Hayat and Ahmer Hayat.
Head of ISI Karachi, Brigadier Shafiq, whose father served in the Army as a JCO, Chief of Staff in Rawalpindi Corps Brig Hafiz Masroor (Infantry) and Brig Musarrat Nawaz (Artillery) of the Bahalwalpur Corps also got promoted.
The man who earned the sword-of-honour in the 71st PMA, Brig Mohammad Irshad, and Presidential Medal holder Brig Samrez Salik (Artillery) were also promoted to the rank of major generals.
Brig Umar Farook Burki (Armoured), currently posted in GHQ’s MI Branch, Brig Naseer Ali Khan of the Southern Command Quetta, NDU’s Brig Akhtar Jamil Rao, Aviation’s Brig Nasir Dilawar Shah, Brig Arshad Mehmood, Brig Tariq Haleem Suri (Ordnance) and Brig Sanaullah (Infantry) were also promoted.
Two brigadiers belonging to the EME – Brig Rehan Abdul Baqi and Brig Khalid Mehmood – and four brigadiers from the Army Medical Corps – Brig Asif Mumtaz Sukhera, Brig Maqbool Ahmed, Brig M Ayyub, and Brig Syed M Imran Majeed – were also promoted to the next rank.