Lt Gen Faiz Hameed takes charge of Peshawar Corps

PESHAWAR: After greater than a month’s wait, Lieutenant Common Faiz Hameed lastly took cost of the military’s Peshawar Corps, the navy’s media wing stated in an announcement on Monday.

“Lieutenant Common Nauman Mahmood handed over command of Peshawar Corps to Lieutenant Common Faiz Hameed at this time at Corps Headquarters Peshawar,” stated the Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR).

Earlier than taking cost Lt Gen Hameed was heading the nation’s premier spy company, the Inter-Providers Intelligence (ISI).

The ISPR had issued switch orders for Lt Gen Hameed on October 6 and introduced Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum as the brand new ISI chief.

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Nevertheless, the Prime Minister Workplace (PMO) didn’t approve the appointment which resulted in a stand-off between the federal government and the navy.

The impasse had gripped the nation and was a subject of sizzling debate and dialogue within the media in addition to at each speak present on the main tv channels.

The difficulty was a lot debated because the delay within the appointment had prompted issues within the military’s routine postings introduced on October 6.

As per the notification, Lt Gen Anjum was purported to relinquish the cost as corps commander Karachi and hand over the reins to Lt Gen Muhammad Saeed.

Nevertheless, Lt Gen Saeed was unable to depart his publish of president Nationwide Defence College, which created additional issues.

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Attributable to this subject, Lt Gen Nauman Mahmood couldn’t relinquish the command of the Peshawar corps as his posting for president NDU was not vacant.

Not solely this, Lt Gen Mahmood couldn’t depart the publish as Lt Gen Faiz was not directed to depart his seat on the ISI and take over the command in Peshawar.

Nevertheless, 20 days after the appointments had been introduced the PMO lastly launched the notification designating Lt Gen Anjum as director-general of the ISI.

“The prime minister has seen and authorized the appointment of PA-27007 Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed Anjum, HI (M) as director basic Inter-Providers Intelligence, with impact from November 20, 2021, from the panel of officers at para 6 of the abstract,” learn the notification.

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The notification got here after PM Imran met Chief of Military Workers Common Qamar Javed Bajwa for the “last spherical of consultations” on the important thing appointment.

“The assembly was a part of the continuing session course of between the PM and chief of military workers in regards to the timing of change of command in ISI and collection of the brand new DG ISI,” tweeted the PM Workplace.

The PMO confirmed that PM Imran throughout the strategy of the appointment “interviewed all of the nominees” for the publish.

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