Asim Bajwa Promoted to Lieutenant-General Along with Three Others

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:44

ISLAMABAD: A high-level promotion board on Tuesday approved promotion to the rank of Lieutenant-General of four Major-Generals including Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asim Bajwa.

The board headed by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif also promoted Major-General Amir Riaz, Major-General Sadiq Ali and Major-General Umar Farooq Durrani.

Major-General Amir Riaz is currently serving as Director General Military Operations

The newly-promoted three-star generals will be posted to new positions within the next two months by the Pakistan army.

Prior to his appointment as DG ISPR in 2012 by then COAS Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Bajwa was posted in Dera Ismail Khan as a general officer commanding.

Under Bajwa’s leadership, the army conducted military operations in the South Waziristan tribal region to eliminate militancy and restore peace.

Prior to that, Bajwa had served as the deputy military secretary under Pervez Musharraf.

Major General Amir Riaz was appointed the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) back in 2013.

Riaz, formerly a head of the 111 Brigade, was also among the witnesses against fellow officer Brigadier (retd) Ali Khan who was convicted for having links with banned organisation Hizbut Tahrir (HuT)

According to a report published in the BBC, Riaz was promoted to the rank of Major General following his statement against Brigadier Ali. According to the report, Ali had tried to recruit Riaz in HuT, but had failed.

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