Lt Gen Faiz Hameed appointed Bahawalpur corps commander: ISPR

Published August 8, 2022
A photo of new Bahawalpur Corps Commander Lt Gen Faiz Hameed. — Photo courtesy: ISPR
A photo of new Bahawalpur Corps Commander Lt Gen Faiz Hameed. — Photo courtesy: ISPR

Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed has been appointed the Bahawalpur corps commander, a press release issued by the military’s media wing said on Monday.

He was previously serving as the Peshawar corps commander after being appointed to the office in October 2021, when Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum replaced him as the director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Lt Gen Hameed was given the DG ISI’s role on June 16, 2019, in a surprise military shake-up. He had previously served in the ISI as the head of internal security and comes from the army’s Baloch Regiment.

His appointment had come at a very crucial time when both external and internal security challenges seemed to be growing.

Lt Gen Hameed’s name first caught the public eye over his role in ending the Faizabad dharna by the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan in November 2017 through an agreement. The group had then staged a sit-in against amendments to the Elections Act 2017.

In its press release today, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) named Lt Gen Sardar Hassan Azhar Hayat as the new Peshawar corps commander. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and appointed as the military secretary in 2020.

Meanwhile, the ISPR added that Lt Gen Khalid Zia had been appointed as the military secretary for the Pakistan Army.

Last week, Lt Gen Asif Ghafoor was appointed as the Commander XII Corps (Quetta), replacing Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali, who was martyred in a helicopter crash. Lt Gen Ghafoor had previously served as the ISPR head.

Opinion

Editorial

Price bombs
Updated 18 Jun, 2024

Price bombs

It just wants to take the easy route and enjoy the ride for however long it is in power.
Palestine’s plight
Updated 17 Jun, 2024

Palestine’s plight

While the faithful across the world are celebrating with their families, thousands of Palestinian children have either been orphaned, or themselves been killed by the Israeli aggressors.
Profiting off denied visas
17 Jun, 2024

Profiting off denied visas

IT is no secret that visa applications to the UK and Schengen countries come at a high cost. But recent published...
After the deluge
Updated 16 Jun, 2024

After the deluge

There was a lack of mental fortitude in the loss against India while against US, the team lost all control and displayed a lack of cohesion and synergy.
Fugue state
16 Jun, 2024

Fugue state

WITH its founder in jail these days, it seems nearly impossible to figure out what the PTI actually wants. On one...
Sindh budget
16 Jun, 2024

Sindh budget

SINDH’S Rs3.06tr budget for the upcoming financial year is a combination of populist interventions, attempts to...