Rawalpindi (September 29, 2017): Former director general (DG) of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, has been posted as corps commander southern command (Quetta), replacing Lt Gen Aamer Riaz, the army’s media wing said in a press release on Thursday.
Lt Gen Riaz has been appointed Corps Commander Lahore, while Lt Gen Sadiq Ali, who currently holds the position, has been posted as inspector general arms at General Headquarters, Rawalpindi, ISPR said.
Lt Gen Bajwa was promoted to the rank of a three-star general in Sept 2015. He became the first three-star general to hold the position of DG ISPR. He was replaced by current DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor in Dec 2016.Lt Gen Riaz was appointed as Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) back in 2013.
Riaz, formerly a head of the 111 Brigade, was also among the witnesses against fellow officer Brigadier (retd) Ali Khan who was convicted for having links with banned organisation Hizbul Tahrir (HuT)
According to a report published in the BBC, Riaz was promoted to the rank of Maj Gen following his statement against Brigadier Ali. According to the report, Ali had tried to recruit Riaz in HuT, but had failed.