Reshuffle likely in army next month

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Retirement of four lieutenant generals on the same day in September is likely to prompt at least an equal number of promotions and top level reshuffle in the army. Well-placed sources told Online on Sunday that September 21 was the retirement date of four senior-most army officials presently holding key positions including the Quetta Corps. According to the sources, Corps Commander Quetta Lt General Javed Zia, Chairman Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF) Lt General Shujat Zamir Dar, Col Commandant Northern Light Infantry Regiment Lt General Mohsin Kamal and Commander Army Strategic Force Command Lt General Jamil Haider would complete their service on September 21. Since promotion to the rank of lieutenant general in army is vacancy-based, these retirements would enable promotions of four major generals, the sources said.” Consequently, creation of vacancies in the ranks of major generals would be filled up through promotion the Promotion Board that promotes brigadiers to the next rank.