27 brigadiers promoted to major general rank

Published: January 7, 2016
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Army Cheif General Raheel Sharif. PHOTO: ISPR

Army Cheif General Raheel Sharif. PHOTO: ISPR

As many as 27 brigadiers were promoted to the rank of major general in a meeting chaired by Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday.

The promotions, including eight from the army medical corps, were approved at a meeting of army’s promotion board, Radio Pakistan reported.

Earlier on September 23, the board approved promotion of four major generals to the rank of lieutenant generals as part of a major reshuffle ahead of the retirement of key military commanders.

Major reshuffle: Four army major generals promoted to next rank

Those who were promoted included Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asim Salim Bajwa, Director General Military Operations Major General Aamer Riaz, Bahawalpur’s General Officer Commanding Major General Sadiq Ali and Vice Chief of General Staff Major General Umer Farooq Durrani.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Hameed
    Jan 7, 2016 - 9:00PM

    How many of these are non-Punjabis?Recommend

  • Karachiwala
    Jan 8, 2016 - 3:03AM

    Urdu speaking should not be promoted beyond Major as they are good for nothing,Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Jan 8, 2016 - 5:16AM

    @Hameed:
    The more brighter ones are actually Bengalis…so I hear.Recommend

  • Human
    Jan 11, 2016 - 12:39AM

    @Hameed
    C’mon dude. We can tell an Indian troll from miles away. Don’t try too hard with the Muslim name- never works for you! :)Recommend

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