Imminent retirements: Five top generals due to retire in Oct-Nov

Published: August 25, 2014
ISI chief Zaheerul Islam. PHOTO: ISPR

ISI chief Zaheerul Islam. PHOTO: ISPR

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.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Rambo
    Aug 25, 2014 - 9:19AM

    Before retiring, Please do a big favor on the People of Pakistan. Please send Nawaz Shareef to KSA or anywhere outside Pakistan.Recommend

  • Sohaib Irshad
    Aug 25, 2014 - 9:25AM

    Please remind that again. We forget everytime whose going to retire and when. Thank you so much Tribune. Really means alot


  • Blithe
    Aug 25, 2014 - 10:19AM

    And it is hoped that they are not causing mischief up seek extensions


  • Ali
    Aug 25, 2014 - 10:34AM

    Why on earth would you invite Orya Maqbool as the Chief guest?


  • nomi
    Aug 25, 2014 - 11:33AM

    Generals seldom cease working. Post retirement from the Army, these Generals will be offered positions in either foreign office e.g. Ambassadorship, or they will become head of organization in one of many military business enterprises e.g. Askari, Fauji, etc. These Generals will receive hefty tax-free government pensions, tax-free plots (both residential and commercial) in Defence Housing Society, and on top of that a sizable monthly salary. Some of them will start their private businesses / contractor ship and work directly with the Armed Forces because of their past association. Alternatively one of them will be given one or two years’ of extension.

    Generals in Pakistan are the real power house.


  • Aug 25, 2014 - 12:21PM

    The military is in dire need of reform. There is a severe caste system in place between officers and soldiers which might have been suitable to colonial India, when the British needed to “keep the natives down”, but it’s completely inappropriate for a free, Islamic & democratic Pakistan.
    The government should fill up these posts with their loyalists & then launch a massive restructuring & reform of the army. At the very least, all military personnel should share the same mess & basic training for soldiers & officers should the same.


  • Aug 25, 2014 - 12:33PM

    Looks like you have personal experience, regarding generals.
    Wonder in which capacity.


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