The list of serving generals of the Pakistan Army

This is the list of serving generals of the Pakistan Army. At present, the army has 2 full generals, 24 lieutenant generals and around 150 major generals. Barring exceptions for some major generals, all others have been listed here. The list is arranged according to the officers’ respective seniority.
To determine the number and the seniority of the generals, please see the Notes section at the end of the page. All of the names of the generals and their respective posts have been extracted from open sources (i.e., newspapers, television, official websites, ISPR Press Releases, and other governmental data), therefore no top secret information is being divulged. An effort has been made to reference each listing with the relevant source information.


[edit]Current Army Senior Command

  1. General Khalid Shameem Wynne, NI(M), Punjab — Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee(CJCSC), JSHQ, Chaklala(Colonel-in-Chief of the Punjab Regiment)Due to retire on 6 October 2013.
  2. General Ashfaq Parvez KayaniNI(M)HI, Baloch — Chief of Army Staff (COAS), GHQ. (Colonel-in-Chief of the Baloch Regiment)Due to retire on 28 November 2013.[1]
  3. Lt Gen Khalid Nawaz Khan, HI(M), Baloch[2] — Commander, X Corps, Rawalpindi. (Colonel Commandant of the Baloch Regiment)Due to retire on 4 October 2013.
  4. Lt Gen Muhammad Alam Khattak, HI(M), TBt, FF — Commander, XII CorpsQuetta(Colonel Commandant of the Frontier Force Regiment)Due to retire on 4 October 2013.
  5. Lt Gen Muhammad Haroon Aslam, HI(M), SBt, AK[3] — Chief of Logistics Staff (CLS), GHQ.(Colonel Commandant of the Azad Kashmir Regiment)Due to retire on 9 April 2014.
  6. Lt Gen Rashad Mahmood, HI(M), Baloch[3] — Chief of General Staff (CGS), GHQ. Due to retire on 9 April 2014.
  7. Lt Gen Raheel Sharif, HI(M), FF[4] — Inspector General Training and Evaluation (IGT&E), GHQ.Due to retire on 1 October 2014.
  8. Lt Gen Tariq Khan, HI(M), AC — Commander, I CorpsMangla(Colonel Commandant of theArmoured Corps)Due to retire on 1 October 2014.
  9. Lt Gen Muhammad Zaheerul Islam, HI(M), Punjab[5] — DG Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI), ISI Dte, Islamabad. (Colonel Commandant of the Punjab Regiment)Due to retire on 1 October 2014.
  10. Lt Gen Salim Nawaz, HI(M), SBt, Baloch[6] — Inspector General Armaments (IGA), GHQ. Due to retire on 1 October 2014.
  11. Lt Gen Khalid Rabbani, HI(M), Punjab[7] — Commander, XI CorpsPeshawarDue to retire on 1 October 2014.
  12. Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain, HI(M), Baloch[4] — Commander, XXX CorpsGujranwala(Colonel Commandant of the Northern Light Infantry Regiment)Due to retire on 1 October 2014.
  13. Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani, HI(M), Engrs[8] — Quarter-Master General (QMG), GHQ. Due to retire on 1 October 2014.
  14. Lt Gen Muhammad Ahsan Mahmood, HI(M), Engrs[9] — Chairman, Pakistan Ordnance Factories(POF), Wah CantonmentDue to retire on 15 April 2015.
  15. Lt Gen Muhammad Asif, HI(M), Sind[10] — DG Joint Staff (DG JS), JSHQ, Chaklala. (Colonel Commandant of the Sind Regiment)Due to retire on 15 April 2015.
  16. Lt Gen Abid Pervaiz, HI(M), AC[11] — Commander, II CorpsMultanDue to retire on 15 April 2015.
  17. Lt Gen Javed Iqbal, HI(M), FF[10] — Adjutant General (AG), GHQ. Due to retire on 15 April 2015.
  18. Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua, HI(M), Punjab[12] — President, National Defence University (NDU),IslamabadDue to retire on 4 October 2015.
  19. Lt Gen Syed Tariq Nadeem Gilani, HI(M), Arty[9] — Commander, Army Strategic Forces Command (Comd ASFC), Rawalpindi. (Colonel Commandant of the Regiment of Artillery)Due to retire on 4 October 2015.
  20. Lt Gen Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry, HI(M), Arty[5] — Commander, V CorpsKarachiDue to retire on 4 October 2015.
  21. Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI(M), Punjab[9] — Military Secretary (MS), GHQ. Due to retire on 4 October 2015.
  22. Lt Gen Maqsood Ahmad, HI(M), FF[3] — Commander, IV CorpsLahoreDue to retire on 13 January 2017.
  23. Lt Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, HI(M), Arty[3] — Commander, XXXI CorpsBahawalpurDue to retire on 13 January 2017.
  24. Lt Gen Syed Wajid Hussain, HI(M), AC[3] — Chairman, Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), TaxilaDue to retire on 13 January 2017.
  25. Lt Gen Najib Ullah Khan, HI(M), Engrs[3] — Engineer-in-Chief (E-in-C), GHQ. Due to retire on 13 January 2017.
  26. Maj Gen Jamshed Riaz, HI(M), EME[13] (superseded) — DG Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (DG EME) at C&IT Branch, GHQ.
  27. Maj Gen Muhammad Ovais Mustafa, HI(M), EME[14] (superseded) — DG Military Vehicles, Research and Development Establishment (DG MVRDE), Wah Cantonment.
  28. Maj Gen Raja Muhammad Arif Nazir, HI(M), Avn[15] (superseded) — Additional Secretary-I atMinistry of Defence (MoD), Rawalpindi.
  29. Maj Gen Nasir Mahmood HI(M), Avn (superseded) — .
  30. Maj Gen Azhar Ali Shah, HI(M), Punjab (superseded) — .
  31. Maj Gen Munawar Ahmad Solehria, HI(M), Engrs[16] (superseded) — Surveyor General, Survey of Pakistan (SoP), Rawalpindi.
  32. Maj Gen Rashad Javeed, HI(M), Arty[17] (superseded) — Commandant, School of Artillery (Comdt SoA), Nowshera.
  33. Maj Gen Muhammad Ashraf Tabassum, HI(M), Arty (superseded) — .
  34. Maj Gen Muhammad Farooq Iqbal, HI(M), Ord (superseded) — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Rawalpindi. (Colonel Commandant of the Army Ordnance Corps).
  35. Maj Gen Abdul Qadir Khan Shahid, HI(M), AD[18] (superseded) — DG Army Air Defence (DG AD) at IGA Branch, GHQ.
  36. Maj Gen Abdul Aziz Tariq, HI(M), Arty (superseded) — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Peshawar.
  37. Maj Gen Ausaf Ali, HI(M), Engrs[19] (superseded) — DG Operations and Plans at Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Chaklala.
  38. Maj Gen Tariq Rashid Khan, HI(M), Arty[20] (superseded) — Additional Secretary at Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP), Rawalpindi.
  39. Maj Gen Tahir Ashraf Khan, HI(M), Inf[21] (superseded) — DG Defence Export Promotion Organization (DG DEPO), Islamabad.
  40. Maj Gen Obaid Bin Zakria, HI(M), EME[22] (superseded) — Commandant, College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (Comdt CE&ME), Rawalpindi.
  41. Maj Gen Niaz Kausar Sheikh, HI(M), ASC (superseded) — . (Colonel Commandant of the Army Services Corps).
  42. Maj Gen Zahir Shah, HI(M), Engrs[23] (superseded) — GOC 45th Engineers Division, Rawalpindi.
  43. Maj Gen Muhammad Khalid Rao, HI(M), Sigs[24] (superseded) — DG Special Communication Organization (DG SCO), Rawalpindi.
  44. Maj Gen Muhammad Khalid, HI(M), Baloch[25] (superseded) — Force Commander, United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), MonroviaLiberia.
  45. Maj Gen Kaleem Saber Taseer, HI(M), Arty (superseded) — DG Artillery (DG Arty) at IGA Branch, GHQ.
  46. Maj Gen Muhammad Mansha, HI(M), Baloch (superseded) — .
  47. Maj Gen Ghulam Dastagir, HI(M), Punjab (superseded) — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Quetta.
  48. Maj Gen Muhammad Saeed Aleem, HI(M), FF (superseded) — DG Personnel Services (DG PS) at MS Branch, GHQ.
  49. Maj Gen Rehan Bashir, HI(M), SI, EME[26] (superseded) — DG Project Management Organization (DG PMO), Khanpur.
  50. Maj Gen Junaid Rehmat, HI(M), Engrs[27] (superseded) — DG National Logistics Cell (DG NLC), Rawalpindi.
  51. Maj Gen Waqar Ahmed, HI(M), Sigs[28] (superseded) — Signal Officer-in-Chief (SO-in-C) at C&IT Branch, GHQ.
  52. Maj Gen Ziauddin Najam, HI(M), Arty[29] (superseded) — DG Institute of Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (DG ISSRA) at NDU, Islamabad.
  53. Maj Gen Shahid Ahmed Hashmat, HI(M), Punjab (superseded) — DG Personnel Administration (DG PA) at MS Branch, GHQ.
  54. Maj Gen Muhammad Tahir, HI(M), Avn[30] (superseded) — DG (Security) at SPD, Chaklala.
  55. Maj Gen Tahir Habib Siddiqui, HI(M), AC (superseded) — .
  56. Maj Gen Akhtar Iqbal, HI(M), Arty[31] (superseded) — DG Organization and Methods (DG O&M) at T&E Branch, GHQ.
  57. Maj Gen Muhammad Azeem Asif, HI(M), Engrs[32] (superseded) — Deputy Chairman, Earthquake Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), Islamabad.
  58. Maj Gen Muhammad Rafiq Sabir, HI(M), Engrs (superseded) — .
  59. Maj Gen Wasim Sadiq, HI(M), Baloch (superseded) — .
  60. Maj Gen Javaid Iqbal Nasar, HI(M), Arty (superseded) — .
  61. Maj Gen Raza Muhammad, HI(M), Sind[33] (superseded) — DG (B) at ISI Dte, Islamabad.
  62. Maj Gen Khawar Hanif, HI(M), Punjab[33] (superseded) — Inspector General Evaluation (IGE) at T&E Branch, GHQ.
  63. Maj Gen Farrukh Bashir, HI(M), Punjab[22] (superseded) — DG Defence Security Guards (DG DSG), GHQ.
  64. Maj Gen Tariq Jawaid, HI(M), SI, EME[22] (superseded) — Vice Chief of Logistics Staff (VCLS) at CLS Branch, GHQ.
  65. Maj Gen Syed Jamal Shahid, HI(M), EME (superseded) — DG Inspectorate of Technical Development (DG ITD) at C&IT Branch, GHQ.
  66. Maj Gen Sajid Iqbal, HI(M), ASC (superseded) — DG Supply and Transport (DG S&T) at CLS Branch, GHQ.
  67. Maj Gen Muhammad Farrukh Rashid, HI(M), Punjab[34] — DG Military Training (DG MT) at T&E Branch, GHQ.
  68. Maj Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad, HI(M), AK[10] — DG Military Operations (DG MO) at CGS Branch, GHQ.
  69. Maj Gen Noel Israel Khokhar, HI(M), Arty[29] — Chief Instructor, A-Division (CI A-Div) at NDU, Islamabad.
  70. Maj Gen Tahir Masood, HI(M), AD[35] — DG Military Lands and Cantonments (DG ML&C), Rawalpindi.
  71. Maj Gen Changez Dil Khan, HI(M), AC — DG Armoured Corps (DG AC) at IGA Branch, GHQ.
  72. Maj Gen Zamir Ul Hassan Shah, HI(M), TBt, AD — Commander, Army Air Defence Command(Comd AAD Comd), Rawalpindi.
  73. Maj Gen Javed Iqbal, HI(M), Sind[29] — Chief Instructor, B-Division (CI B-Div) at NDU, Islamabad.
  74. Maj Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, HI(M), Baloch[36] — Commandant, School of Infantry and Tactics (Comdt SI&T), Quetta.
  75. Maj Gen Sahibzada Isfandiyar Ali Khan Pataudi, HI(M), AC[5] — DG (Analysis) at ISI Dte, Islamabad.
  76. Maj Gen Khalid Asghar, HI(M), Engrs — Inspector General Communications and IT (IG Comm&IT), GHQ.
  77. Maj Gen Shaukat Iqbal, HI(M), Arty[37] — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Karachi.
  78. Maj Gen Muhammad Saad Khattak, HI(M), AK — Deputy Inspector General Armaments (DIG Arms) at IGA Branch, GHQ.
  79. Maj Gen Sajjad Ali Khan, HI(M), FF[22] — DG Quartering and Lands (DG Q&L) at QMG Branch, GHQ.
  80. Maj Gen Khalid Mahmood, HI(M), AK[38] — DG Infantry (DG Inf) at IGA Branch, GHQ.
  81. Maj Gen Mazhar Jamil, HI(M), Arty[22] — Vice Chief of General Staff (VCGS-A) at CGS Branch, GHQ.
  82. Maj Gen Faiz Muhammad Khan Bangash, HI(M), Ord — DG Ordnance Services (DG OS) at QMG Branch, GHQ.
  83. Maj Gen Muhammad Zahid Latif Mirza, HI(M), AD — .
  84. Maj Gen Abid Hasan, HI(M), Baloch — .
  85. Maj Gen Ikram Ul Haq, HI(M), AK[39] — Commander, Force Command Gilgit-Baltistan (Comd FCGB), Gilgit.[40]
  86. Maj Gen Nasrullah Tahir Dogar, HI(M), FF — DG Operations and Plans (DG O&P) at JSHQ, Chaklala.
  87. Maj Gen Allah Ditta Khan, HI(M), Arty[41] — DG (Counter-Terrorism) at ISI Dte, Islamabad.
  88. Maj Gen Imtiaz Hussain Sherazi, HI(M), SE, ASC[42] — DG Remount, Veterinary and Farms Corps (DG RV&FC) at AG Branch, GHQ.
  89. Maj Gen Muhammad Tauqeer Ahmad, HI(M), ASC[43] — Managing Director, Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Service Corp. (MD PASSCO), Lahore.
  90. Maj Gen Agha Masood Akram, HI(M), FF[44] — GOC 25th Mechanised Division, Malir.
  91. Maj Gen Inam Ul Haque, HI(M), FF[45] — DG Foreign Military Cooperation (DG FMC) at JSHQ, Chaklala.
  92. Maj Gen Sohail Ahmad Khan, HI(M), Punjab[46] — Commandant, Command and Staff College(Comdt C&SC), Quetta.
  93. Maj Gen Muhammad Imran Zafar, HI(M), Engrs[44] — DG Housing at AG Branch, GHQ.
  94. Maj Gen Obaid Ullah Khan, HI(M), Arty[47] — IG Frontier Corps (IGFC Balochistan), Quetta.
  95. Maj Gen Naveed Ahmed, HI(M), Arty[44] — GOC 21st Division, Pano Aqil.[48]
  96. Maj Gen Sohail Abbas Zaidi, HI(M), Sigs[44] — DG (Technical) at ISI Dte, Islamabad.
  97. Maj Gen Naushad Ahmed Kayani, HI(M), Punjab[49] — DG Military Intelligence (DG MI) at CGS Branch, GHQ.
  98. Maj Gen Rizwan Akhtar, HI(M), FF[5] — DG Rangers (Sindh), Karachi.[50]
  99. Maj Gen Nadir Zeb, AC[22] — DG Human Resources Development (DG HRD) at T&E Branch, GHQ.
  100. Maj Gen Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain, Arty[51] — DG Rangers (Punjab), Lahore.
  101. Maj Gen Shahzad Sikander, Engrs — DG Works and Chief Engineer (DG W&CE) at E-in-C Branch, GHQ.
  102. Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz, Engrs[52] — GOC 16th Infantry Division, Pano Aqil.
  103. Maj Gen Tariq Javed, AK[53] — GOC 33rd Infantry Division, Quetta.
  104. Maj Gen Ghayur Mahmood, TBt, FF[22] — IG Frontier Corps (IGFC Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Peshawar.[54]
  105. Maj Gen Iftikhar Ahmad Wyne, AC — Chief of Staff, Central Command (COS CC), Kharian.
  106. Maj Gen Naveed Mukhtar, AC[55] — GOC 26th Mechanised Division, Bahawalpur.
  107. Maj Gen Sadiq Ali, AC[22] — Commandant, Pakistan Military Academy (Comdt PMA), Kakul.
  108. Maj Gen Muhammad Ejaz Shahid, Arty — .
  109. Maj Gen Maqsood Ahmad Abbasi, Arty — .
  110. Maj Gen Farhan Akhtar, Arty — GOC 2nd Artillery Division, Gujranwala.
  111. Maj Gen Javed Mahmood Bukhari, Engrs[56] — DG Frontier Works Organisation (DG FWO), Rawalpindi.
  112. Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa, Sigs — DG C4I at C&IT Branch, GHQ.
  113. Maj Gen Muhammad Iqbal Asi, Inf[57] — Force Commander, United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), AbidjanCôte d’Ivoire.
  114. Maj Gen Tariq Ghafoor, Inf[51] — GOC 35th Infantry Division, Bahawalpur.
  115. Maj Gen Muhammad Abid Nazir, Inf — GOC 37th Infantry Division, Kharian.
  116. Maj Gen Hidayat Ur Rehman, AK[22] — GOC 14th Infantry Division, Okara.[58]
  117. Maj Gen Muhammad Arif Warraich, Inf[5] — DG (Counterintelligence) at ISI Dte, Islamabad.
  118. Maj Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal, Inf[32] — DG Anti-Narcotics Force (DG ANF), Rawalpindi.
  119. Maj Gen Anwar Ali Hyder, Inf[59] — GOC 18th Infantry Division, Hyderabad.
  120. Maj Gen Sajjad Rasul, SBt, Inf[60] — GOC 23rd Infantry Division, Jhelum.[61]
  121. Maj Gen Shahid Baig Mirza, Inf — GOC 10th Infantry Division, Lahore.
  122. Maj Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, TBt, Inf[22] — DG Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR), Rawalpindi.
  123. Maj Gen Umar Farooq Durrani, AC[22] — GOC 1st Armoured Division, Multan.
  124. Maj Gen Ahmad Mahmood Hayat, AC[62] — GOC 40th Infantry Division, Dera Ismail Khan.[63]
  125. Maj Gen Tariq Masood Malik, Arty — .
  126. Maj Gen Khan Tahir Javed Khan, SBt, Arty — .
  127. Maj Gen Muhammad Saleem Raza, AD[18] — GOC 4th Air Defence Division, Malir.
  128. Maj Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt, FF[64] — GOC 9th Infantry Division, WanaSouth Waziristan.[65]
  129. Maj Gen Mazhar Saleem Khan, Punjab[66] — GOC 41st Infantry Division, Quetta.
  130. Maj Gen Muhammad Jaffer, FF — GOC 8th Infantry Division, Sialkot.
  131. Maj Gen Syed Najam ul Hassan Shah, Sind[67] — GOC 12th Infantry DivisionMurree.[68]
  132. Maj Gen Ghulam Qamar, FF[69] — GOC 19th Infantry Division, Swat.[70]
  133. Maj Gen Ali Abbas Hyder, SBt, Baloch — .
  134. Maj Gen Aamer Riaz, FF — GOC 11th Infantry Division, Lahore.
  135. Maj Gen Abid Rafique, Punjab — .
  136. Maj Gen Muhammad Asif Khattak, CMI[22] — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Gujranwala.
  137. Maj Gen Jamil Rehmat Vance, ASC — .
  138. Maj Gen Muhammad Junaid, TI(M), EME[22] — DG Defence Science and Technology Organization(DG DESTO), Rawalpindi.
  139. Maj Gen Umer Farooq Burki, AC — GOC 6th Armoured DivisionGujranwala.
  140. Maj Gen Muhammad Shafiq, AC — .
  141. Maj Gen Mussarat Nawaz Malik, Arty — .
  142. Maj Gen Naseer Ali Khan, Arty — .
  143. Maj Gen Muhammad Irshad, Arty — .
  144. Maj Gen Samrez Salik, Arty — .
  145. Maj Gen Akhtar Jamil Rao, Engrs — .
  146. Maj Gen Sana Ullah Khan, Inf — .
  147. Maj Gen Masroor Ahmad, Inf — .
  148. Maj Gen Nasir Dilawar Shah, Avn — GOC Army Aviation Command, Rawalpindi.
  149. Maj Gen Arshad Mahmood, ASC — .
  150. Maj Gen Tariq Haleem Suri, Ord — .
  151. Maj Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, Ord — DG Procurement (Army) at DG DP, Rawalpindi.
  152. Maj Gen Rehan Abdul Baqi, EME — .
  153. Maj Gen Khalid Mehmood, EME — .

[edit]Senior Medical Officers

  1. Lt Gen Azhar Rashid, HI(M), AMC[71] — Surgeon General/DG Medical Services (Inter-Services), GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Army Medical Corps)Due to retire on 11 May 2015.
  2. Maj Gen Shahida Badsha, HI(M), AMC[72] — Principal, Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi. Due to retire on 9 February 2013.
  3. Maj Gen Farooq Ahmed Khan, HI(M), AMC[73] — Commandant, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Comdt AFIP), Rawalpindi. Due to retire on 30 October 2013.
  4. Maj Gen Zafarul Islam, HI(M), AMC — . DG Medicine at DMS Branch, GHQ. Due to retire on May 2013.
  5. Maj Gen Hamid Shafique, HI(M), AMC — . Due to retire on April 2014.
  6. Maj Gen Waqas Ahmed, AMC[74] — Adviser in Anesthesia at DMS Branch, GHQ. Due to retire on May 2013.
  7. Maj Gen Akhtar Waheed, AMC[75] — Commandant, Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (Comdt AFIRM), Rawalpindi. Due to retire on 29 January 2015.
  8. Maj Gen Salman Ali, AMC[74] — Adviser in Peaditrics at DMS Branch, Rawalpindi. Due to retire on 8 March 2015.
  9. Maj Gen Waqar Ahmad Khan, TI(M), AMC — . Due to retire on Nov 2013.
  10. Maj Gen Shahab Naqvi, AMC[76] — Commandant, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (Comdt AFIC)/Executive Director, National Institute of Heart Diseases (NIHD), Rawalpindi.
  11. Maj Gen Adil Khan, AMC[77] — DG Medical Services (Navy) at DMS Branch, GHQ. Due to retire in 2014.
  12. Maj Gen Viqar Ahmed Khan, AMC[77] — Commandant, Armed Forces Post-Graduate Medical Institute (Comdt AFPGMI), Rawalpindi. Due to retire on 22 March 2015.
  13. Maj Gen Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed, AMC — .
  14. Maj Gen Muhammad Ahmed, AMC[77] — DG Surgery at DMS Branch, GHQ.
  15. Maj Gen Abdul Khaliq Naveed, AMC[74] — Adviser in Biochemistry at DMS Branch, GHQ.
  16. Maj Gen Syed Badshah Hussain Zaidi, AMC — .
  17. Maj Gen Amjad Fahim, AMC[78] — Commandant, Military Hospital (MH), Rawalpindi.
  18. Maj Gen Malik Muhammad Abbas, AMC — .
  19. Maj Gen Asif Mumtaz Sukhera, AMC — .
  20. Maj Gen Maqbool Ahmed, AMC — .
  21. Maj Gen Muhammad Ayub, AMC — .

[edit]Senior commanders during 1965 and 1971 Wars

During the 1965 Indo-Pakistani War, there were only two Lt. Gens in the Army; Bakhtiar Rana the Commander I Corps and Altaf Qadir who was on deputation to CENTOTurkey and a handful of Maj. Gens. [79]
During the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, the number of Lt Gens reached 12 while there were two full generals; five were posted at the GHQ/CMLA HQ, one at the CENTO HQ in Ankara, Turkey, four were corps commanders, and the rest of four were governors under the martial law. General Yahya Khan was the Commander-in-Chief, General Abdul Hamid Khan was the Chief of Staff (COS), Lt Gen S.G.M.M. Peerzada was the PSO CMLA HQ in Rawalpindi, Lt Gen Gul Hassan Khan was the Chief of General Staff (CGS), and Lt Gen Khawaja Wasiuddin was the Master-General of Ordnance (MGO). Lt Gen Muhammad Shariff was sent as Permanent Representative to the CENTO HQ in Turkey. Eastern Command was under Lt Gen A.A.K. Niazi, I Corps was under Lt Gen Irshad Ahmad Khan, II Corps was under Lt Gen Tikka Khan, IV Corps was under Lt Gen Bahadur Sher. On the other hand, governor Punjab was Lt Gen Attiqur Rahman,governor Sindh was Lt Gen Rakhman Gul, governor NWFP was Lt Gen K.M. Azhar, andgovernor Balochistan was Lt Gen Riaz Hussain.


All the names in the list are extracted from open sources (which in turn rely on Pakistan Army’sISPR press releases), therefore the above names might not correlate with the actual current posts of the commanders. The promotions from brigadiers to major-generals are done in groups once every year. The links from 2002 and onwards are: 2002 (27)2003 (19)2004 (18)2005 (26)2006 (29)2007 (29)2008 (26)2009 (25)2010 March (29),2010 November (23)2011 (19), and 2012 (19).
Additionally, the seniority for major-generals is ascertained from the bi-annual military award recipients of Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military); first on 23 March (Pakistan Day) and then on 14 August (Independence Day). The links from 1999 and onwards are: 1999 March & August2001 March & August2002 March & August2003 March2003 August2004 March2004 August2005 March2005 August2006 March2006 August2007 March2007 August2008 March2008 August2009 March2009 August2010 March2010 August2011 March2011 August2012 March, and 2012 August.
Similarly, civilian and military awards for outstanding individuals are announced every year on 14 August and an investiture ceremony is held on the following 23 March. The links from 2001 and onwards are: 200120012002200320042005200620072008, and 2009.
Information is also gleaned from the wreath-laying ceremonies for the 10 Nishan-e-Haiderrecipients each year on 6 September (Defence Day). The links from 2005 onwards are: 2005,20062007200820092010, and 2011.
Following abbreviations have been used for the respective units/regiments of the officers,
  • AC — Armoured Corps
  • Arty — Regiment of Artillery
  • AD — Army Air Defence
  • Engrs — Corps of Engineers
  • Sigs — Corps of Signals
  • Inf — One of the six Infantry regiments;
  • Avn — Army Aviation Corps
  • CMI — Corps of Military Intelligence
  • ASC — Army Services Corps
  • Ord — Army Ordnance Corps
  • EME — Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
  • AMC — Army Medical Corps

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