Rawalpindi: On Tuesday, Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) announced the promotion of 12 Major Generals to lieutenant general. Director-General ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar is also included in the list of promoted officials.
Reports pointed out that this was a consequential decision from Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa before his retirement because the newly appointed lieutenants would be a core part of the next COAS. The 12 majors who received the promotion included:
Major General Inam Haider Malik
Major General Fayyaz Hussain Shah
Major General Nauman Zakria
Major General Muhammad Zafar Iqbal
Major General Ayman Bilal Safdar
Major General Ahsan Gulrez
Major General Syed Aamer Raza
Major General Shahid Imtiaz
Major General Muhammad Munir Afsar
Major General Babar Iftikhar
Major General Yousaf Jamal
Major General Kashif Nazir.
The current promotion was overdue for a reason, however, it is not normal to witness promotions in such big numbers. Earlier in July, the Pakistan Army upgraded 32 brigadiers to the rank of major general.