ISLAMABAD:(APS)A high-level promotion board on Tuesday approved promotion to the rank of Lieutenant-General of four Major-Generals including Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asim Bajwa.
The board headed by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif also promoted Major-General Amir Riaz, Major-General Sadiq Ali and Major-General Umar Farooq Durrani.
Lieutenant-General Asim Bajwa is expected to retain his post as DG ISPR, while Lieutenant-General Amir Riaz has been posted as Commander Southern Command Quetta or Corps Commander Quetta.
Major General Sadiq Ali is made Corps Commander Lahore.
Lieutenant-General Ikramul Haq, Lieutenant-General Hilal Hussain and Lieutenant-General Malik Zafar Iqbal were posted to the ranks of Corps Commander Gujranwala, Commander Army Strategic Force Command and Corps Commander Rawalpindi respectively by the board.
The incumbent Corps Commander Rawalpindi Lieutenant-General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been sent to GHQ and made Inspector General (IG) training .
General Headquarters and the Ministry of Defence have issued notifications for these appointments.
Prior to his appointment as DG ISPR in 2012 by then COAS Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Bajwa was posted in Dera Ismail Khan as a general officer commanding.
Under Bajwa’s leadership, the army conducted military operations in the South Waziristan tribal region to eliminate militancy and restore peace.
Prior to that, Bajwa had served as the deputy military secretary under Pervez Musharraf.
Major General Amir Riaz was appointed the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) back in 2013.