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ISPR announces reshuffle in army top brass

Lt Gen Azhar Abbas appointed as new CGS. (Source: Google)

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan Army’s media wing, on Tuesday announced a reshuffle amid the military’s ranks, including the appointment of a new chief of general staff (CGS).

According to ISPR, Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas has been appointed as new Chief of General Staff (CGS). The CGS is assigned the operational and intelligence matters at the General Headquarters with directorates of Military Operations and Military Intelligence falling under his purview.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been posted as the Commander Rawalpindi Corps and Lieutenant General Muhammad Chiragh Haider as the Commander Multan Corps.

Similarly, Lieutenant General Muhammad Waseem Ashraf has been appointed as the Director-General (DG) Joint Staff Headquarters.

On November 5 last year, six major generals of the Pakistan Army were promoted to the rank of lieutenant general, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar said.

Those promoted include former DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor, Major General Akhtar Nawaz, Major General Sardar Hassan Azhar Hayat, Major General Salman Fayyaz Ghani, Major General Sarfraz Ali and Major General Muhammad Ali, the DG ISPR had stated in a tweet.