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Southern Command, Rawalpindi Corps Get New Commanders:

PAKISTAN ARMY has announced major reshuffles in the posts and ranks in its ranks on Thursday.


According to the statement made by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lt General Waseem Ashraf will hold the stick of Commander Southern Command and he will replace the Lt General Asim Saleem Bajwa.

On the other hand, Lt General Azhar Abbas would take command of the sensitive Rawalpindi Corps and he will take charge of the Rawalpindi Corps from Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar.

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According to the statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lt General Bilal Akbar, who was previously working as the Rawalpindi Corps Commander, will head PAKISTAN Ordinance Factories (POF) as a Chairman.

PAKISTAN ARMY has announced the major postings and reshuffles a day after four Major Generals were promoted to the rank of Lt Generals. The name of the Generals are Major General Muhammad Chiragh Haider, Major General Muhammad Aamer, Major General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum and Major General Khalid Zia.

Lt General Muhammad Chiragh Haider will take charge of the Director General Joint Services Headquarters (JSHQ), while Lt General Khalid Zia will take the command of Inspector General Arms (IG Arms).


A number of major reshuffles are currently going on in the PAKISTAN ARMY and the high command of the army is appointing capable officers at the strategic defense posts. The latest reshuffles could be seen as the steps of preparation by PAKISTAN ARMY to go a full-scale war with india in coming days. 

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