Lt Gen Asim Bajwa appointed Commander Southern Command: ISPR

  • Lt Gen Amer Riaz appointed Corps Commander Lahore
  • Lt Gen Sadiq Ali posted as inspector general of the Arms Branch at GHQ

RAWALPINDI – Former military spokesman, Lt Gen Asim Bajwa has been appointed new Commander Southern Command (Quetta), the Inter Services Public Relations said in a press release on Thursday.

Lt Gen Amer Riaz, who is replaced by Lt Gen Bajwa, has been appointed Corps Commander Lahore, while Lt Gen Sadiq Ali, who currently holds the position, has been posted as Inspector General of the Arms Branch at General Headquarters, Rawalpindi, ISPR said.

Lt Gen Amer Riaz.

Lt Gen Ali will succeed Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, who remained the public face of the military for nearly four-and-a-half years, and was the first three-star general to hold the position.

Lt Gen Sadiq Ali.

He was succeeded as DG ISPR by Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the current ISPR chief, in Dec 2016.

Last year, Lt Gen Bajwa was posted as the inspector general of the Arms Branch by Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.