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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lt Gen Raheel Sharif Named Pakistan's New Army Chief Wed Nov 27,2013

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday Nov 27,2013 appointed -
  •  Lt Gen Raheel Sharif as Pakistan’s new Army Chief and 
  • Lt Gen Rashid Mehmood as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee

Prime Minister Sharif recommended the names of the two commanders which were endorsed by President Mamnoon Hussain

The President promoted both the Lt Generals to General rank

Lt Gen Raheel Sharif will replace 61-year-old Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who would hang his boots on Friday Nov 29,2013 after being at the helm of the Army for six years

Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani

Pakistan's outgoing army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, right, hands over a ceremonial baton to his successor Gen. Raheel Sharif in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday nov 29,2013

Both Generals have superseded Lt Gen Haroon Aslam, currently Chief of Logistics Staff and the senior-most General after Gen Kayani. He is scheduled to retire in April 2014

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