Chief of Logistics Staff (CLS) Lieutenant-General Haroon Aslam has tendered his resignation, Express News reported on Thursday.
Haroon Aslam was working as the principal staff officer (PSO) to General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and was the senior-most officer after him.
The announcement that General Raheel Sharif will formally become Pakistan’s 15th Army chief on Friday means that Gen Aslam had been superseded, thereby leading to his resignation.
Aslam did not attend Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s dinner on Wednesday night and his resignation means that he will not attend the change of command ceremony either, The News reported.
Aslam took part in army operations against the Taliban in Swat in 2009 and served as chief of the paramilitary Rangers in Punjab.
He was a key figure in the late 2000s western front operations, during which the SSG (Special Forces) moved into a frontline counterterror role from the traditional alpine role.