Pak PM Sharif approves early retirement of Lt. Gen Hamid, who was shortlisted for the post of Army chief: Report

Updated: Dec 2 2022 4:58PM

Islamabad, Dec 2 (PTI) Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has approved the early retirement application of Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid, a former ISI chief and one of the six names apparently shortlisted for the post of the Army chief, according to a media report on Friday.

The report comes days after the Chief of General Staff (CGS) Lt. General Azhar Abbas also sought early retirement following Gen Asim Munir's appointment as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

Former ISI chief Gen Munir has replaced Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, who retired on November 29 after serving two consecutive three-year terms as Pakistan's Army chief in the coup-prone country, where the military wields considerable power in matters of security and foreign policy.