February 28, 2024

Gen. Faiz Hameed’s request for early retirement approved

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General (r) Faiz Hameed records statement before Faizabad Sit-in Commission

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif approved the request of Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed for premature retirement.

According to sources, Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed had sent a request for premature retirement to GHQ.

Sources also say that the Ministry of Defense had sent the request to Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif for approval.

It should be noted that Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed was the Corps Commander Bahawalpur who decided to retire prematurely.

Regarding the appointment of new Army Chief and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, the government received the summary of 6 names from GHQ, including the name of Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed.

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appointed Lt. Gen. Asim Munir, who is ranked first in the list of senior lieutenant generals, as the Army Chief, while Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad, who is ranked second, was appointed as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.

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The name of Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Azhar Abbas was also included in this summary and he also decided to take premature retirement.