-Lt. Gen. Faiz appointed Bahawalpur Corps Commander
-Lt. Gen. Sardar made Peshawar Corps Commander
RAWALPINDI: Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed has been appointed the Bahawalpur corps commander, a press release issued by the military’s media wing said on Monday.
He was previously serving as the Peshawar corps commander after being appointed to the office in October 2021, when Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum replaced him as the director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Lt Gen Hameed was given the DG ISI’s role on June 16, 2019, in a surprise military shake-up. He had previously served in the ISI as the head of internal security and comes from the army’s Baloch Regiment.
His appointment had come at a very crucial time when both external and internal security challenges seemed to be growing.
In its press release Monday, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) named Lt Gen Sardar Hassan Azhar Hayat as the new Peshawar corps commander. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and appointed as the military secretary in 2020.
Meanwhile, the ISPR added that Lt Gen Khalid Zia had been appointed as the military secretary for the Pakistan Army.
Last week, Lt Gen Asif Ghafoor was appointed as the Commander XII Corps (Quetta), replacing Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali, who was martyred in a helicopter crash. Lt Gen Ghafoor had previously served as the ISPR head. –ISPR