PM accepts Faiz Hameed’s request for retirement

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has accepted an application of Lt-Gen Faiz Hameed for an early retirement.

Sources said Lt Gen Faiz, who is currently serving as Corps Commander Bahawalpur, sent his application to the General Headquarters a few days ago. The Ministry of Defence forwarded the application to the prime minster for approval after receiving it from the military headquarters.

The former spymaster was among the contenders for the top position in the Pakistan Army. He decided to take early retirement after the federal government appointed Gen Asim Munir as Chief of Army Staff and Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.