Reshuffle in top brass of Pakistan Army

Major General Ashfaq Nadeem has been appointed as the Director General of Military Operations.

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2011, 16:59 PM IST

Islamabad: In a major reshuffle in the Pakistan Army, Major General Ashfaq Nadeem has been appointed as the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO).

Nadeem replaces Major General Javed Iqbal, who has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and assigned to take over as Adjutant General at the General Headquarters (GHQ) following the retirement of Lt-Gen Nadeem Taj on April 29.

In the first reshuffle in the top brass of the Pakistan Army since the tenure extension of Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Lt-Gen Sardar Mehmood Ali has been appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA).

The ERRA deputy chairman position had fallen vacant after the appointment of its Chief Executive Lt-Gen Haroon Aslam as the Corps Commander of Bahawalpur, the Dawn reports.

Newly promoted Lt-Gen Ahsan Mehmood has been appointed as the Engineer-in-Chief, while the Director General of Logistics, Maj-Gen Abid Pervez, has also been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.

ANI