ISPR: (Key promotions, postings and transfers take place in Pakistan Army)

RAWALPINDI: Four serving Major-Generals of the Pakistan Army have been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General, the military’s Public Relations wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Tuesday.

The ISPR said that the two-star generals promoted to three-star included Major-General Sadiq Ali, Umar Durrani, Aamir Riaz and Asim Saleem Bajwa, who has been serving as the Director General ISPR himself.

The army also announced a series of postings and transfers shortly after announcing the promotions. Lt-Gen Aamir Riaz, who was serving as the Director-General Military Operations (DGMO), has now been posted as the Commander Southern Command.

Lt-Gen Umar Farooq Durrani, who has been serving as the Vice Chief of General Staff, will now serve as Corps Commander Mangla. Lt-Gen Sadiq Ali, who has been serving as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) Bahawalpur, will now serve as the Corps Commander Lahore.

Among the other postings and transfers, Lt-Gen Ikram ul Haq has been posted as Corps Commander Gujranwala, Lt-Gen Hilal Hussain has been posted as Commander Army Strategic Force Command, while Lt-Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal will now serve as the Corps Commander Rawalpindi.

The ISPR statement said that Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa will continue as Director General ISPR after promotion too.