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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(who was also promoted as four-star and made VCOAS), and Malik Arif Hayat were all senior to him, all of whom stood superseded and sought retirement.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.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Oct 6, 2010
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