ISLAMABAD: In the coming months of October and November, there will be high-level changes in the military top brass as four corps commanders, as well as the head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), will shed their uniforms.
The outgoing officials include Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Khalid Rabbani, Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani, Corps Commander Mangla Lt Gen Tariq Khan, Corp Commander Gujranwala Lt Gen Saleem Nawaz and the ISI’s Director General Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam.
According to sources, these officers may be replaced with some principal staff officers serving in the General Headquarters as well as newly promoted officers
The sources say that the officials, who may be considered for the position of DG ISI, may include Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Naseer Janjua, Corps Commander Lahore Lt Gen Naveed Zaman, DG Rangers Sindh Maj Gen Rizwan and Maj Gen Hilal.
National Defence University’s (NDU) chief Lt Gen Javed Iqbal, Chief of General Staff and former DGMO Lt Gen Ashfaq Ahmed Nadeem and Maj Gen Nazeer Butt are expected to be considered for the position of corps commander Peshawar.
An official in the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed that some senior officials were due to retire in the coming months. He termed these retirements and promotions as routine events.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2014.