Kayani to be new Pak Army chief


Islamabad: Lieutenant General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has been promoted as General and appointed Pakistan’s Vice Chief of Army Staff who shall assume charge of Chief of Army Staff on vacation of that office.
 Lieutenant General Tariq Majid has also been promoted as General and appointed as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee with effect from October 8, 2007, said ISPR in media release on Tuesday.
 Gen. Kayani will assume the appointment of Vice Chief of Army Staff with effect from October 8, 2007.
 General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, received his education from Military College Jhelum and was commissioned in Baloch Regiment in August 1971.
 He has held coveted military appointments throughout his career. He is a graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta, Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth (USA) and National Defence College Islamabad.
 The General possesses wide ranging experience in Command, Instructional and Staff appointments.
 He has commanded an Infantry Battalion, Infantry Brigade, Infantry Division and a Corps.
 He has been a member of faculty at School of Infantry and Tactics Quetta, Officers Training School Mangla, Command and Staff College Quetta and National Defence College Islamabad.
 Besides, being Chief of Staff Corps, he has also held the coveted appointment of Director General Military Operations.
 He last served as Director General Inter Services Intelligence.
 Imbued with the qualities of head and heart, General is perceived to be a purposeful and pragmatic Commander and embodiment of professionalism.
 Excellence and perfection remain the hallmark of his personality.
 An avid golfer and a keen sportsman, General is also the President of Pakistan Golf Association.
 General Tariq Majid was born in August 1950 and commissioned in Baloch Regiment in Apr 1971.
 He is a graduate of Command and Staff College, Quetta, Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College, Kuala Lumpur, Asia Pacific College of Security Studies, Hawaii, USA, National Defence College, Pakistan and holds MSc degree in War Studies.
 During his military career, he has commanded Light Anti Tank Unit and an Infantry Battalion, two Infantry Brigades, Infantry Division and has participated in India Pakistan War of 1971.
 He has held various instructional appointments at prestigious training institutions like School of Infantry & Tactics, Command and Staff College and has served as Deputy Commandant at Pakistan Military Academy.
 He has served as Brigade Major in two Infantry Brigades, General Staff Officer-1 and Director Military Operations (Plans) in Military Operations Directorate, Director General in Military Intelligence Directorate and has been the Chief of General Staff of Pakistan Army.
 Presently, he is Commander 10 Corps Rawalpindi.
 According to ISPR release, the General Officer is very highly regarded as a competent and thorough professional who sets and strives for high standards of excellence.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 2 Oct 2007 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 2 Oct 2007 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 3 Oct 2007 00:00:00 IST

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