General Tariq Majid retires today: Wyne to take over as new Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
Islamabad, October 06, 2010 (Frontier Star): General Tariq Majid,
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee after completing a prolific
three years of his term will retire from his respected post on Thursday
(today). New Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid
Shameem Wyne will assume his formal responsibilities on Friday
(tomorrow). Tariq Majid has completed his farewell meetings with
important and key political and military leadership prior to retiring.
Tariq Majid was promoted as four-star general on 8 October 2007, the
only officer from the Baloch Regiment after Rahimuddin Khan to ascend to
CJCSC, in place of outgoing General Ehsan ul Haq who was due for
retirement. At the time of promotion, Tariq Majid was fourth on the
seniority list. Lieutenant Generals Khalid Kidwai, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (who was also promoted as four-star and made VCOAS), and Malik Arif
Hayat were all senior to him, all of whom stood superseded and sought
retirement. It is noteworthy that Lt Gen Khalid Kidwai was already on a
year's extension and Lt Gen Malik Arif Hayat had never commanded a
corps thus virtually taking him out of the race for the top two slots in
the army. Majid's three year term ended in October 2010, when he
was replaced by General Khalid Shameem Wynne who was the senior-most
general serving as Chief of General Staff (CGS) at the GHQ. Meanwhile
General Khalid Shameem Wynne will take over as new CJCSC on Friday
(tomorrow) in a simple but dignified ceremony amid Guard of Honour.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)