PM Imran appoints Lt Gen Nadeem Raza as CJCSC

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ISLAMABAD

Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza as the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), a statement issued by the premier’s office announced on Thursday.

According to the press statement, it said that the new assignment will take effect from November 27, 2019, as currently, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat is serving as the CJCSC and is set to retire on November 28, 2019.

Lt Gen Raza, who had been appointed chief of general staff earlier this year, had been promoted to the rank of Lt Gen in Dec 2016 when he was serving the army as commandant Pakistan Military Academy. Subsequently, he was made Rawalpindi Corps Commander.

Meanwhile, the statement added that the notification for reappointment of General Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of Army Staff for another tenure had already been issued on August 19, 2019.

Gen Qamar was set to retire on November 29 on completion of his three-year term. However, after extension he would serve as head of the army until November 2022.

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