Army chief chairs meeting of Formation Commanders

Published November 20, 2013
General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. — File photo
General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was chairing on Wednesday a meeting of the Formation Commanders — in all likelihood the last such gathering of his tenure.

The conference held twice a year is attended by corps commanders, principal staff officers and the formation commanders.

The event has assumed special significance because of impending change in the army’s command.

Gen Kayani, who retires on Nov 28, was briefing the commanders on “external and internal security environment” and professional matters as he prepares to bid farewell to the arms after leading the army for six years.

Gen Kayani’s successor has not been named yet.

The government has said it will announce the next army chief and chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff committee on the day Gen Kayani retires.

Chief of General Staff Lt Gen Rashad Mehmood and Chief of Logistic Staff Lt Gen Haroon Aslam are frontrunners for the two slots. A change of command ceremony has been planned for Nov 29.

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