ISLAMABAD: Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday named Lt Gen Shahid Baig Mirza as new corps commander of Karachi
The appointment came as part of a major reshuffle in the army – the first since Gen Qamar took over the army’s command last month.
Lt Gen Mirza would replace Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar who had been serving at this important post for the past two years.
Lt Gen Mirza was military secretary at the GHQ before his new appointment. Lt Gen Ghayur Mehmood, who was serving as Chief of Logistic Staff at the GHQ will replace him as the new military secretary.
The ISPR did not share any details of the new assignment of Lt Gen Mukhtar. Mukhtar was appointed as Corps Commander Karachi in 2014 by Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif after the retirement of Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani.
He previously served as DG CT in the ISI and Commander of the 26 Mechanised Division in Bahawalpur.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 8th, 2016.