According to the sources, the move is being made after the appointment of General Syed Asim Munir as Chief of the Army Staff and General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, who is currently serving as commander of the Bahawalpur Corps, is due to retire on April 30, 2023.
Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed has also served as DG ISI during PTI chairman Imran Khan’s tenure as the prime minister.
It should be remembered that the news came out from the sources a day earlier that Lt. Gen. Azhar Abbas has also decided to take early retirement.
Lt-Gen Azhar Abbas is serving as the Chief of General Staff (CGS) at the moment and his retirement is due on April 27, 2023.
Lt Gen Azhar Abbas and Lt Gen Faiz Hameed names were among the most senior six officers on the summary sent by GHQ to PM Shehbaz Shairf for the appointment the Army Chief.
It should be noted that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has appointed Lt. Gen. Asim Munir, who is number one in the list of senior lieutenant generals, as the Army Chief, while Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad, who is ranked second, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Junior Chiefs of Staff Committee.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee appointment will be effective from November 27.
According to the notification, the appointment of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee will be effective from November 27, while Syed Asim Munir’s promotion to the rank of General and appointment as Chief of Army Staff will be effective from November 29.