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Pak Army Announces High-Level Transfers, Postings

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RAWALPINDI: A number of high-level transfers and postings have taken place in Pakistan Army, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday.

According to the notification, Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas has been appointed as the new Rawalpindi Corps Commander.

The Rawalpindi Corps is a vital army command and is responsible for maintaining security at the Line of Control (LoC). The army brass has been reshuffled amid recent tensions between India and Pakistan after the former revoked occupied Kashmir’s special status.

It stated that Lieutenant General Waseem Ashraf has been posted as Southern Command Commander, replacing Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa. Lieutenant General Ashraf was serving as Inspector General Arms (IG Arms) prior to his new posting.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Mohammad Chiragh Haider has been appointed as the new Director General of Joint Staff (DG JS) at JSHQ, replacing Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas.

Further, Lieutenant General Khalid Zia has been posted as the new IG Arms, whereas Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar has been appointed as the new Chairman of Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), Wah, replacing Lieutenant General Sadiq Ali.

On Wednesday, Pakistan Army had promoted four major generals to the rank of lieutenant general, including Major General Muhammad Aamer, Chiragh Haider, Nadeem Ahmed Anjum and Khalid Zia.

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