Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday approved Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed’s application seeking early retirement.
The request for early retirement by Lt Gen Faiz Hameed was referred to PM Shehbaz by the defence ministry. His name was included in the list of six nominated candidates for the appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
The name of Lt Gen Faiz Hameed ranked sixth on the list, however, General Asim Munir got the honor of getting appointed as the new army chief of Pakistan. Soon after the appointment, Lt Gen Faiz applied for early retirement.