Army reshuffle: Lt Gen Asim Bajwa posted commander Southern Command

Replaces Lt Gen Aamer Riaz, who will head Lahore corps, Lt Gen Sadiq made IG Arms

Our Correspondent September 28, 2017
Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa, the former chief military spokesperson, has been appointed Commander Southern Command in a reshuffle that also saw transfer of the Lahore corps commander to the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

 Asim Bajwa has an Instagram account, and it's probably cooler than yours!

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday Lt-Gen Bajwa will replace Lt-Gen Amir Riaz as commander southern command, Quetta. Lt-Gen Riaz has been appointed Lahore corps commander in place of Lt-Gen Sadiq Ali, who will now be the inspector general arms – a position held by Lt-Gen Bajwa.

Lt-Gen Bajwa remained the director general of the ISPR for over four years and is credited with building a positive image of former army chief Gen (retired) Raheel Sharif. Bajwa – the first three-star general to head the military’s media wing – is also the first to use social media platforms such as Twitter to project the army and its policies.



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