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Pakistan Army on Thursday assigned new responsibilities to five lieutenant generals.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lieutenant General Waseem Ashraf has been appointed as the Commander of Southern Command, Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas as the Commander of Rawalpindi Corps, Lieutenant General Khalid Zia as the Inspector of General Arms, Lieutenant General Muhammad Chiragh Haider as the Director General of Joint Staff Headquarters and Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar as the Chairman of Pakistan Ordinance Factories.
Yesterday, four major generals had been promoted to the rank of lieutenant general.
According to the ISPR, the promoted generals included Maj Gen Muhammad Aamer, Maj Gen Muhammad Chiragh Haider, Maj Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum and Maj Gen Khalid Zia.
The promoted officers are to assume their new positions after retirement of three lieutenant generals in the last week of the current month. Another vacancy will occur in the last week of November when the incumbent Joint Chiefs of the Staff Committee (CJCSC) chairman Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat will retire from office.