Haroon Aslam resigns following Gen Sharif's promotion to army chief

He was the principal staff officer to General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.


Web Desk November 28, 2013
Lt General Haroon Aslam. PHOTO: FILE

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that General Raheel Sharif will formally become Pakistan’s 15th Army chief on Friday means that Gen Aslam had been superseded, thereby leading to his resignation.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.

COMMENTS (82)

Ostrich head in sand | 7 years ago | Reply

Its amazing to see the amount of hatred and ignorance prevalent in our society. Sure, there are some bad apples in the Army, but for the most part these are the guys who are ready to die for all those thankless "Paki's" out there.

Gen Haroon Aslam actually led from the front and defeated the Taliban in Swat. My question to all those "Paki's" who hate the Military so much is, what have you done for Pakistan? I guess, I asked a dumb question-you guys are more busy not paying taxes especially the big land owners and industrialists, being Wadera's, being Munafiq, blowing people up, drinking and dancing (being cool), etc.

In the US, people give up their First Class Seats for Economy Class, when they see a "lowly" soldier step on to the airplane. A small gesture. Can you imagine this in Pakistan?

Aschraful Makhlooq | 7 years ago | Reply

The most senior and deserving for COAS' post Lieutenant General Haroon Aslam has been the victimized of Nawaz Sharif's nepotism and jobbery as most exactly Nawaz Sharif did when Nawaz Sharif appointed Musharraf as COAS by ignoring the the senior Lieutenant Generals......

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