Promotions in Pakistan Army: 6 major generals elevated to lieutenant general rank

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November 25, 2020

Former DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor among officers promoted to three-star rank

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RAWALPINDI: Six major generals of the Pakistan Army were elevated to the rank of lieutenant general, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday.

According to a statement issued by the ISPR, the officers promoted include Major-General Akhtar Nawaz, Major-General Sardar Hassan Azhar Hayat, Major-General Asif Ghafoor, Major-General Salman Fayyaz, Major-General Sarfraz Ali, and Major-General Muhammad Ali.

According to ISPR, Lt Gen Ghafoor has been posted as Inspector-General Communication and Information Technology, Lt Gen Muhammad Abdul Aziz has been moved to IV Corps (Lahore), Lt Gen Muhammad Waseem Ashraf will be heading II Corps (Multan) and Lt Gen Hayat has been posted as Military Secretary.

Meanwhile, Lt Gen Khalid Zia was posted XXXI Corps (Bahawalpur) and Lt Gen Sarfraz has been appointed as the commander of the southern command.

Similarly, Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum has been made corps commander Karachi.

Other appointments include Lt Gen Majid Ehsan as Inspector-General Arms, and Lt Gen Syed Muhammad Adnan as Inspector-General Training and Evaluation.

Previously, Lt Gen Ghafoor served as DG ISPR from December 2016 to January 2020. He had replaced Lt Gen Asim Bajwa.

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