Lt Gen Azhar Abbas appointed Chief of General Staff in a major reshuffle in the top leadership of the Pakistan army.
Gen Abbas would be the 35th CGS of the army. He replaces Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, who was posted out as commander of Rawalpindi-based 10 Corps a post previously held by Gen Abbas.
Chief of General Staff (CGS) is the most coveted position within the Pakistan Army after that of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
Lieutenant General Muhammad Chiragh Haider has been appointed Commander as Multan Corps. He remained personal secretary to the then-army chief, Gen Raheel Sharif.
Gen Mirza is from the Sindh Regiment. He had prior to his CGS posting served as adjutant general. He has commanded a division in Murree and worked in Operations Directorate as a brigadier.
Lt Gen Waseem Ashraf
Gen Ashraf was commander of Corps-II Multan and the Southern command. He is also from Frontier Force Regiment. Lt Gen Chiragh Haider would, meanwhile, move from DG Joint Staff Headquarters to replace Gen Ashraf at Multan Corps.