Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed—one of the six names apparently shortlisted for the post of the Chief of Army Staff— has decided to retire prematurely from the service, media reports say.
The move came after the appointment of General Syed Asim Munir as Chief of the Army Staff and General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
Yesterday, Lt General Azhar Abbas, who is currently serving as the Chief of General Staff (CGS), decided to take early retirement from service.
Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, who is currently serving as commander of the Bahawalpur Corps, is due to retire on April 30, 2023 while Lt-Gen Azhar Abbas is serving as the Chief of General Staff (CGS) at the moment and his retirement is due on April 27, 2023.
Lt Gen Faiz Hameed has earlier served as corps commander Peshawar and director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Lt-Gen Faiz Hameed and Lt-Gen Azhar Abbas were among the list of names of six top lieutenant generals in consideration for the appointments as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).