High level Appointments Transfers in Pak Army

pakistan High levelIn a major reshuffle before the retirement of Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Pakistan Army Promotion Board Tuesday approved several transfers and postings of some of the top military officials.

According to reports, Lieutenant General Sajjad Ghani has been appointed as the corps commander, Karachi. Earlier, he was serving as Quartermaster General (QMG) at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, and will now replace Lieutenant General Ijaz Chaudhry, who has been appointed as Inspector General Arms at GHQ, Rawalpindi.

Lieutenant General Muhammad Latif has been appointed as Quartermaster General (QMG) at GHQ Rawalpindi by replacing Lieutenant General Sajjad Ghani. These transfers at the top of military hierarchy come at the heels of two crucial changes at the helm of military affairs in the country. It is significant to recall that the government has already been mulling on the new names for Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJSC).

Meanwhile, the Formation Commanders’ Conference will be held at GHQ on Wednesday, November 20 (today), which would be chaired by COAS General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. Defense analysts have the view that if Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani would retire from his post as per the schedule, then it would be the last Formation Commanders’ Conference under his chairmanship.

According to information sources are astonishing on the delay by the government for announcing new names for the key posts in Pak Army. It is pertinent to recall that PM Nawaz Sharif during election campaign had announced that his party would follow the principle of seniority for appointing new Army Chief. -Dunyanews