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This is the list of serving generals of the Pakistan Army. At present, the army has two full generals, 29 lieutenant generals and around 160 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.

Current Pakistan Army General Officers[edit]

  1. General Rashad Mahmood, NI(M), Baloch[1]Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), JS HQ. (Colonel-in-Chief of the Baloch Regiment). Due to retire on 29 November 2016.
  2. General Raheel Sharif, NI(M), FF[1]Chief of Army Staff (COAS), GHQ. (Colonel-in-Chief of the Frontier Force Regiment). Due to retire on 29 November 2016.
  3. Lt Gen Maqsood Ahmad, HI(M), FF[2] — Military Adviser, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) at United Nations, New York City, NY, United States. Due to retire on 13 January 2017.
  4. Lt Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, HI(M), Arty[3]Chief of General Staff (CGS), GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Regiment of Artillery). Due to retire on 13 January 2017.
  5. Lt Gen Syed Wajid Hussain, HI(M), AC[4] — Chairman, Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), Taxila. (Colonel Commandant of the Armoured Corps). Due to retire on 13 January 2017.
  6. Lt Gen Najib Ullah Khan, HI(M), Engrs[5] — DG Joint Staff (DG JS), JS HQ, Chaklala. (Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Engineers). Due to retire on 13 January 2017.
  7. Lt Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad, HI(M), AK[3] — Commander, 2 Corps, Multan. (Colonel Commandant of the Azad Kashmir Regiment). Due to retire on 8 August 2017.
  8. Lt Gen Zamir Ul Hassan Shah, HI(M), T Bt, AD[6] — Adjutant General (AG), GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Army Air Defence). Due to retire on 8 August 2017.
  9. Lt Gen Javed Iqbal Ramday, HI(M), Sind[3] — Commander, 31 Corps, Bahawalpur. (Colonel Commandant of the Sind Regiment). Due to retire on 8 August 2017.
  10. Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, HI(M), Baloch — Inspector General Training & Evaluation (IG T&E), GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Baloch Regiment). Due to retire on 8 August 2017.
  11. Lt Gen Khalid Asghar, HI(M), Engrs — Engineer-in-Chief (E-in-C), GHQ. Due to retire on 20 September 2017.
  12. Lt Gen Mazhar Jamil, HI(M), Arty[3] — DG Strategic Plans Division (DG SPD), Chaklala. Due to retire on 20 September 2017.
  13. Lt Gen Muhammad Zahid Latif Mirza, HI(M), AD[6] — Commander, Army Air Defence Command (Comd AAD Comd), Rawalpindi. Due to retire on 20 December 2017.
  14. Lt Gen Ikram Ul Haq, HI(M), AK — Commander, 30 Corps, Gujranwala. (Colonel Commandant of the NLI Regiment). Due to retire on 20 December 2017.
  15. Lt Gen Obaid Ullah Khan, HI(M), Arty — Inspector General Arms (IG Arms), GHQ. Due to retire on 20 December 2017.
  16. Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar, HI(M), FF[7] — DG Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI), Dte Gen ISI, Islamabad. (Colonel Commandant of the FF Regiment). Due to retire on 1 October 2018.
  17. Lt Gen Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain, HI(M), Arty — Commander, Army Strategic Force Command (Comd ASFC), Rawalpindi. Due to retire on 1 October 2018.
  18. Lt Gen Ghayur Mahmood, HI(M), T Bt, FF[7] — Chief of Logistics Staff (CLS), GHQ. Due to retire on 1 October 2018.
  19. Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt, HI(M), FF[7] — Inspector General Communications and IT (IG C&IT), GHQ. Due to retire on 1 October 2018.
  20. Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, HI(M), AC[7] — Commander, 5 Corps, Karachi. Due to retire on 1 October 2018.
  21. Lt Gen Hidayat Ur Rehman, HI(M), AK[7] — Commander, 11 Corps, Peshawar. Due to retire on 1 October 2018.
  22. Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI(M), Ord[3] — Chairman, Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), Wah Cantonment. (Colonel Commandant of the Army Ordnance Corps). Due to retire on 8 April 2019.
  23. Lt Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal, HI(M), Baloch — Commander, 10 Corps, Rawalpindi. Due to retire on 8 April 2019.
  24. Lt Gen Javed Mahmood Bukhari, HI(M), Engrs[3] — Quartermaster General (QMG), GHQ. Due to retire on 8 April 2019.
  25. Lt Gen Anwar Ali Hyder, HI(M), FF[3] — President, National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad. Due to retire on 8 April 2019.
  26. Lt Gen Shahid Baig Mirza, HI(M), Punjab[3] — Military Secretary (MS), GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Punjab Regiment). Due to retire on 8 April 2019.
  27. Lt Gen Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed, HI(M), AMC — Surgeon General / DG Medical Services (Inter-Services),GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Army Medical Corps). Due to retire on 4 May 2019.
  28. Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, HI(M), T Bt, Punjab — DG Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR), Rawalpindi. Due to retire on 23 September 2019.
  29. Lt Gen Sadiq Ali, HI(M), AC — Commander, 4 Corps, Lahore. Due to retire on 23 September 2019.
  30. Lt Gen Umar Farooq Durrani, HI(M), AC — Commander, 1 Corps, Mangla / Commander, Central Command, Kharian. Due to retire on 23 September 2019.
  31. Lt Gen Aamer Riaz, HI(M), FF — Commander, Southern Command, Quetta. Due to retire on 23 September 2019.
  32. Maj Gen Farrukh Bashir, HI(M), Punjab[8] (superseded) — DG Defence Services Guard (DG DSG) at Arms Branch, GHQ.
  33. Maj Gen Muhammad Farrukh Rashid, HI(M), Punjab (superseded) — DG Military Lands and Cantonments (DG ML&C), Rawalpindi.
  34. Maj Gen Noel Israel Khokhar, HI(M), Arty (superseded) — DG Institute for Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (DG ISSRA) at NDU, Islamabad.
  35. Maj Gen Tahir Masood, HI(M), AD (superseded) — .
  36. Maj Gen Changez Dil Khan, HI(M), AC (superseded) — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Quetta.
  37. Maj Gen Sahibzada Isfandiyar Ali Khan Pataudi, HI(M), AC (superseded) — .
  38. Maj Gen Muhammad Saad Khattak, HI(M), AK (superseded) — .
  39. Maj Gen Khalid Mahmood, HI(M), AK (superseded) — DG Security and Counter-Terrorism (DG S&CT), Peshawar.
  40. Maj Gen Abid Hasan, HI(M), Baloch (superseded) — DG Quartering and Lands (DG Q&L) at QMG Branch, GHQ.
  41. Maj Gen Nasrullah Dogar, HI(M), FF (superseded) — DG Infantry (DG Inf) at Arms Branch, GHQ.
  42. Maj Gen Allah Ditta Khan, HI(M), Arty (superseded) — DG (Security) at Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Chaklala.
  43. Maj Gen Imtiaz Hussain Sherazi, HI(M), ASC (superseded) — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Rawalpindi.
  44. Maj Gen Muhammad Tauqeer Ahmad, HI(M), ASC[9] (superseded) — DG Budget at GS Branch, GHQ.
  45. Maj Gen Agha Masood Akram, HI(M), FF (superseded) — DG Defence Export Promotion Organization (DG DEPO), Islamabad.
  46. Maj Gen Sohail Ahmad Khan, HI(M), Punjab (superseded) — DG Airports Security Force (DG ASF), Karachi.
  47. Maj Gen Muhammad Imran Zafar, HI(M), Engrs (superseded) — Surveyor General, Survey of Pakistan (SoP), Rawalpindi.
  48. Maj Gen Naveed Ahmed, HI(M), Arty[10] (superseded) — Director General Defence Purchase,(DG DP),Rawalpindi.
  49. Maj Gen Sohail Abbas Zaidi, HI(M), Sigs (superseded) — Signal Officer-in-Chief (SO-in-C) at C&IT Branch, GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Signals).
  50. Maj Gen Shahzad Sikander, HI(M), Engrs (superseded) — DG (Housing) at Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Chaklala.
  51. Maj Gen Tariq Javed, HI(M), AK (superseded) — DG Personnel Administration (DG PA) at AG Branch, GHQ.
  52. Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz, HI(M), Engrs[11] (superseded) — Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Rawalpindi.
  53. Maj Gen Nadir Zeb, HI(M), AC (superseded) — DG Armoured Corps (DG AC) at Arms Branch, GHQ.
  54. Maj Gen Muhammad Iqbal Asi, HI(M), Sind (superseded) — DG Human Resource Development (DG HRD) at IGT&E Branch, GHQ.
  55. Maj Gen Muhammad Ejaz Shahid, HI(M), Arty (superseded)
  56. Maj Gen Jamil Rehmat Vance, HI(M), ASC (superseded) — DG Remount, Veterinary and Farms (DG RV&F) at QMG Branch, GHQ.
  57. Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa, HI(M), Sigs (superseded) — DG Special Communications Organization (SCO) at GHQ.
  58. Maj Gen Tariq Ghafoor, HI(M), FF[12] (superseded) — Additional Secretary at Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP), Rawalpindi.
  59. Maj Gen Muhammad Junaid, HI(M), EME (superseded) — DG Defence Science and Technology Organization (DG DESTO), Rawalpindi.
  60. Maj Gen Iftikhar Ahmad Wyne, HI(M), AC (superseded) — DG Foreign Military Cooperation (DG FMC) at JS HQ, Chaklala.
  61. Maj Gen Muhammad Salim Raza, HI(M), AD (superseded) — DG Air Defence (DG AD) at Arms Branch, GHQ.
  62. Maj Gen Muhammad Abid Nazir, HI(M), Baloch (superseded) — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Peshawar.
  63. Maj Gen Muhammad Arif Warraich, HI(M), Baloch (superseded) — .
  64. Maj Gen Tariq Haleem Suri, HI(M), Ord[13] (superseded) — DG Ordnance Services (DG OS) at LS Branch, GHQ.
  65. Maj Gen Rehan Abdul Baqi, HI(M), EME (superseded) — DG Inspection & Technical Development (DG ITD) at GS Branch, GHQ.
  66. Maj Gen Arshad Mahmood, HI(M), ASC (superseded) — Vice Chief of Logistics Staff (VCLS) at LS Branch, GHQ.
  67. Maj Gen Khalid Mehmood, HI(M), EME (superseded) — DG Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (DG EME) at LS Branch, GHQ.
  68. Maj Gen Sajjad Rasul, HI(M), S Bt, Sind (superseded) — .
  69. Maj Gen Muhammad Jaffar, HI(M), FF[9] (superseded) — Commandant, School of Infantry and Tactics (Comdt SI&T), Quetta.
  70. Maj Gen Syed Najam ul Hassan Shah, HI(M), Sind[14] (superseded) — Chief Instructor (CI A-Div) at National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad.
  71. Maj Gen Muhammad Muazzam Ali, HI(M), EME[15] (superseded) — DG Heavy Industries Taxila (DG HIT), Taxila.
  72. Maj Gen Ghulam Qamar, HI(M), FF (superseded) — DG Doctrine and Evaluation (DG D&E) at IGT&E Branch, GHQ.
  73. Maj Gen Faheem Ul Aziz, HI(M), Baloch (superseded) — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Multan.
  74. Maj Gen Farhan Akhtar, HI(M), Arty[15] (superseded) — DG Artillery (DG Arty) at Arms Branch, GHQ.
  75. Maj Gen Ahmad Mahmood Hayat, HI(M), AC[16] — DG (Analysis) at Dte Gen ISI, Islamabad.
  76. Maj Gen Anjum Enayat, HI(M), Avn — DG Army Aviation (DG Avn) at Arms Branch, GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Army Aviation Corps).
  77. Maj Gen Ali Abbas Hyder, HI(M), S Bt, Baloch — DG Military Training (DG MT) at IGT&E Branch, GHQ.
  78. Maj Gen Abid Rafique, HI(M), Punjab — .
  79. Maj Gen Nasir Dilawar Shah, HI(M), Avn[10] — DG (Counterintelligence) at Dte Gen ISI , Islamabad.
  80. Maj Gen Muhammad Ayyub, HI(M), AMC — Commandant, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Comdt AFIP), Rawalpindi.
  81. Maj Gen Shahzad Malik, HI(M), Ord — .
  82. Maj Gen Umar Farooq Burki, HI(M), AC[17] — DG Pakistan Rangers (Punjab),DG PR (Pb), Lahore.
  83. Maj Gen Sarfraz Sattar, HI(M), AC — GOC 8 Infantry Division, Sialkot.
  84. Maj Gen Muhammad Shafiq, HI(M), AC — Chief of Staff, Central Command (COS CC), Kharian.
  85. Maj Gen Akhtar Jamil Rao, HI(M), Engrs — DG Engineers (DG Engrs) at Arms Branch, GHQ.
  86. Maj Gen Musarrat Nawaz Malik, HI(M), Arty[14] — DG Operations & Plans (DG O&P) at JS HQ, Chaklala.
  87. Maj Gen Naseer Ali Khan, HI(M), Arty — DG Operations & Plans (DG O&P) at Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Chaklala.
  88. Maj Gen Muhammad Irshad, HI(M), Arty[18] — DG Lawfare (Lawfare Directorate) at JAG Branch, GHQ.
  89. Maj Gen Samrez Salik, HI(M), Arty — Vice Chief of General Staff (VCGS-B) at GS Branch, GHQ.
  90. Maj Gen Farhat Abbas Sani, HI(M), AD[15] — GOC 3 Air Defence Division, Sargodha.
  91. Maj Gen Asif Mumtaz Sukhera, HI(M), AMC — Deputy Surgeon General/DDG Medical Services (Inter-Services) at DMS Branch, GHQ.
  92. Maj Gen Maqbool Ahmed, HI(M), AMC[19] — DG Surgery at DMS Branch, GHQ.
  93. Maj Gen Abid Mumtaz, HI(M), Arty — GOC 21 Artillery Division, Pano Aqil.
  94. Maj Gen Shahzad Naeem Qureshi, HI(M), EME — DG C4I at C&IT Branch, GHQ.
  95. Maj Gen Jamil Masud, HI(M), Engrs — DG Works and Chief Engineer (Army), DGW&CE (A) at QMG Branch, GHQ.
  96. Maj Gen Nadeem Raza, HI(M), Inf — Commandant, Pakistan Military Academy (Comdt PMA), Kakul.
  97. Maj Gen Mushtaq Ahmad Faisal, HI(M), ASC[14] — DG National Logistics Cell (DG NLC), Rawalpindi.
  98. Maj Gen Muhammad Tayyab Azam, HI(M), FF[20] — Force Commander, United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
  99. Maj Gen Humayun Aziz, HI(M), Arty — DG Welfare and Rehabilitation (DG W&R) at AG Branch, GHQ.
  100. Maj Gen Iftikhar Aamir, HI(M), CMI[15] — Sector Commander, ISI Balochistan, Quetta.
  101. Maj Gen Muhammad Naeem Ashraf, HI(M), AC — Chief Instructor (CI B-Div) at National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad.
  102. Maj Gen Anwar Ul Haq Chaudhry, HI(M), Engrs[15] — GOC 45 Engineers Division, Rawalpindi.
  103. Maj Gen Muhammad Afzal, HI(M), Engrs[9] — DG Frontier Works Organisation (DG FWO), Rawalpindi.
  104. Maj Gen Muhammad Ahmed, HI(M), AMC — Adviser and Professor of Surgery at Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi.
  105. Maj Gen Malik Muhammad Abbas, HI(M), AMC — .Secretary Health Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  106. Maj Gen Qazi Muhammad Ikram Ahmad, Arty — GOC 14 Infantry Division, Okara.
  107. Maj Gen Syed Shafqat Asghar, Arty — DG Weapons & Equipment (DG W&E) at GS Branch, GHQ.
  108. Maj Gen Muhammad Humayun Saleem, Arty — GOC 19 Infantry Division, Mangla.
  109. Maj Gen Bilal Akbar, Arty — DG Pakistan Rangers (Sindh), DG PR (S), Karachi.
  110. Maj Gen Muhammad Ajmal Iqbal, Engrs[9] — Commandant, Military College of Engineering (Comdt MCE), Rawalpindi.
  111. Maj Gen Raja Aftab Khan, Inf — GOC 41 Infantry Division, Quetta.
  112. Maj Gen Sher Afgun, AK[14] — IG Frontier Corps Balochistan (IGFC BLN), Quetta.
  113. Maj Gen Amer Aslam Khan, T Bt, Baloch[21] — DG (Planning), Dte Gen ISI, Islamabad.
  114. Maj Gen Abid Ejaz Kahloon, Inf[16] — Deputy Quartermaster General (DQMG) at QMG Branch, GHQ.
  115. Maj Gen Qaiser Anees Khurram, EME — DG Military Vehicles, Research and Development Establishment (DG MVR&DE), Rawalpindi.
  116. Maj Gen Salahuddin Qasim, AMC[22] — Commandant, Combined Military Hospital (Comdt CMH), Rawalpindi.
  117. Maj Gen Jawad Khaliq Ansari, AMC — Principal, Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi.
  118. Maj Gen Sohail Hafeez, AMC — Adviser and Professor of Orthopedics at Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi.
  119. Maj Gen Amjad Iqbal, AMC — Professor of Anaesthesia at Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi.
  120. Maj Gen Mazhar Ishaq, AMC — Commandant, Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology (Comdt AFIO), Rawalpindi.
  121. Maj Gen Muhammad Ashfaq, AMC — Adviser in ENT at Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi.
  122. Maj Gen Syed Hasnat Amir Gilani, AC[13] — GOC 1 Armoured Division, Multan.
  123. Maj Gen Azhar Saleh Abbasi, AC — GOC 9 Infantry Division, Wana, South Waziristan.[23]
  124. Maj Gen Abdullah Dogar, AC[14] — GOC 6 Armoured Division, Gujranwala.
  125. Maj Gen Syed Qaiser Abbas Shah, Arty — GOC Strategic Force North, Sargodha.
  126. Maj Gen Shahid Mahmood Kayani, Arty — GOC Strategic Force South
  127. Maj Gen Asif Ali, Arty — Commandant School of Artillery, Nowshera
  128. Maj Gen Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Arty — GOC 18 Infantry Division, Hyderabad.
  129. Maj Gen Hamood Uz Zaman Khan, AD — GOC 4 Air Defence Division, Malir.
  130. Maj Gen Moazzam Ejaz, Engrs — DG Housing at AG Branch, GHQ.
  131. Maj Gen Ali Farhan, Sigs[13] — DG (Technical) at Dte Gen ISI, Islamabad.
  132. Maj Gen Shahzad Naeem Khan, FF — GOC 25 Mechanized Division, Malir.
  133. Maj Gen Majid Ehsan, Punjab[24] — GOC 15 Infantry Division, Sialkot.
  134. Maj Gen Aamir Abbasi, FF[25] — Commandant, Command and Staff College (Comdt C&SC), Quetta.
  135. Maj Gen Zafar Ul Haq, FF — GOC 37 Infantry Division, Kharian.[26]
  136. Maj Gen Azhar Naveed Hayat Khan, Baloch[27] — GOC 33 Infantry Division, Quetta.
  137. Maj Gen Zafar Ullah Khan, FF — DG Logistics (DG Log) at LS Branch, GHQ.
  138. Maj Gen Syed Asim Munir Ahmed Shah, FF — Commander, Force Command Northern Areas (Comd FCNA), Gilgit.[28]
  139. Maj Gen Fida Hussain Malik, FF — GOC 11 Infantry Division, Lahore.
  140. Maj Gen Muhammad Ihsanullah, FF — DG Joint Intelligence and Information Operations (DG JI&IO) at JS HQ, Chaklala.
  141. Maj Gen Muhammad Khalil Dar, Avn — GOC Army Aviation Command (GOC Avn), Rawalpindi.
  142. Maj Gen Tariq Qaddus, CMI — DG (Counter-Terrorism) at Dte Gen ISI, Islamabad.
  143. Maj Gen Khalid Hussain Asad, AMC — Inspector General Hospitals (IG Hospitals) at DMS Branch, GHQ.
  144. Maj Gen Najam us Saqib, AMC — DG Medical Services (Navy) at DMS Branch, GHQ.
  145. Maj Gen Iftikhar Hussain, AMC — Adviser in Oncology at Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi.
  146. Maj Gen Parvez Ahmed, AMC — Commandant, Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Center (Comdt AFBMTC), Rawalpindi.
  147. Maj Gen Saleem Jehangir, AMC — Commandant, Armed Forces Institute of Mental Health (Comdt AFIMH), Rawalpindi.
  148. Maj Gen Nadeem Zaki Manj, AC — DG Military Intelligence (DG MI) at GS Branch, GHQ.
  149. Maj Gen Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood, AC — GOC 26 Mechanized Division, Bahawalpur.
  150. Maj Gen Kamran Ali, Arty — GOC 2 Artillery Division, Gujranwala.
  151. Maj Gen Muhammad Aamer, Arty — DG Staff Duties (DG SD) at COAS Secretariat, GHQ.
  152. Maj Gen Shahid Pervaiz, Engrs — DG Defence Complex Islamabad (DG DCI), Islamabad.
  153. Maj Gen Hafeez Ur Rahman, Sigs — Deputy Inspector General Communications and IT (DIG C&IT) at C&IT Branch, GHQ.
  154. Maj Gen Amjad Ahmed Butt, Sigs — Commandant, Military College of Signals (Comdt MCS), Rawalpindi.
  155. Maj Gen Syed Muhammad Adnan, Punjab — Chief of Staff, Southern Command (COS SC), Quetta.
  156. Maj Gen Muhammad Waseem Ashraf, FF — DG (Security) at Dte Gen ISI, Islamabad.
  157. Maj Gen Muhammad Kaleem Asif, FF — GOC 12 Infantry Division, Murree.[29]
  158. Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Sind - DG Military Operations (DG MO) at GS Branch, GHQ.
  159. Maj Gen Sardar Tariq Aman, Baloch[30] — GOC 10 Infantry Division, Lahore.
  160. Maj Gen Tahir Masood Bhutta, Punjab — GOC Special Service Group (GOC SSG), Tarbela.
  161. Maj Gen Azhar Abbas, Baloch — Private Secretary to Chief of Army Staff, PS (C)
  162. Maj Gen Nauman Mahmood, Baloch — GOC 7 Infantry Division, Miranshah, North Waziristan.[31]
  163. Maj Gen Faiz Hamid, Baloch — GOC 16 Infantry Division, Pano Aqil.
  164. Maj Gen Nadir Khan, FF[32] — GOC 17 Infantry Division, Swat.
  165. Maj Gen Muhammad Chiragh Haider, FF — GOC 23 Infantry Division, Jhelum.
  166. Maj Gen Manzoor Ahmed, CMI —
  167. Maj Gen Basit Raza, ASC — DG Supply and Transport (DG S&T) at LS Branch, GHQ.
  168. Maj Gen Syed Anis Akbar, Ord[33] — DG Planning (DG Pl) at COAS Secretariat, GHQ.
  169. Maj Gen Rahat Abbas, AMC — Commandant Combined Military Hospital (Comdt CMH) Lahore.
  170. Maj Gen Zahid Hamid, AMC[34] — Commandant, Armed Forces Post-Graduate Medical Institute (Comdt AFPGMI), Rawalpindi.
  171. Maj Gen Arshad Mahmood, AMC — Adviser in Urology at Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.
  172. Maj Gen Shamrez Khan, AMC — Adviser in Radiology at Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.
  173. Maj Gen Naeem Naqi, AMC — Adviser in Oncology at Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.
  174. Maj Gen Tahir Mukhtar Sayed, AMC — Adviser in Medicine at Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.
  175. Maj Gen Zafar Iqbal Sheikh, AMC — Adviser in Dermatology at Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.

Senior commanders during 1965 and 1971 Wars[edit]

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 CENTO, Turkey and a handful of Maj. Gens.[35]

During the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, the number of Lt Gens reached to 13 ; four were posted at the GHQ/CMLA HQ, one at the CENTO HQ in Ankara, Turkey, four were corps commanders, four were governors under the martial law. General Yahya Khan was the Commander-in-Chief, Lt General Abdul Hamid Khan was the deputy C-in-C, 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).The GHQ posts of QMG and AG was under the rank of Major-Generals. Lt Gen Muhammad Shariff was sent as Permanent Representative to the CENTO HQ in Turkey. Army's 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, and governor Balochistan was Lt Gen Riaz Hussain.


All the names in the list are extracted from open sources (which in turn rely on Pakistan Army's ISPR 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: 2 February 2002 (27), 25 January 2003 (19), 17 January 2004 (18), 8 January 2005 (26), 5 January 2006 (29), 18 January 2007 (29), 10 August 2008 (26), 9 May 2009 (25), 11 March 2010 (29), 16 November 2010 (23), 10 August 2011 (19), 14 July 2012 (19), 8 March 2013 (29), 12 February 2014 (30) and 4 February 2015 (28).

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 & August, 2001 March & August, 2002 March & August, 2003 March, 2003 August, 2004 March, 2004 August, 2005 March, 2005 August, 2006 March, 2006 August, 2007 March, 2007 August, 2008 March, 2008 August, 2009 March, 2009 August, 2010 March, 2010 August, 2011 March, 2011 August, 2012 March, 2012 August, 2013 March, August 2013, March 2014, and August 2014.

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: 2001, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012.

Information is also gleaned from the wreath-laying ceremonies for the 10 Nishan-e-Haider recipients each year on 6 September (Defence Day). The links from 2005 onwards are: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Following abbreviations have been used for the respective units/regiments of the officers,


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  22. ^ "Four-day spring flower exhibition at Race Course Ground to end today" Daily Times, 7 April 2013
  23. ^ 9th Infantry Division from Kohat is one of three divisions that conducted Operation Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan in 2009-2010. Before that conducted Operation Zalzala in South Waziristan in 2008 and Battle of Wana in 2004. Currently based in Wana, South Waziristan.
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  26. ^ 37th Division from Kharian is one of the two divisions that conducted Operation Rah-e-Rast in upper Swat and Shangla districts in 2009. Moved back to original location in 2013.
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  28. ^ Force Command Northern Areas conducted the 1999 Kargil War
  29. ^ 12th Infantry Division is deployed near the Line of Control (LoC).
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  31. ^ 7th Infantry Division from Peshawar is one of three divisions that conducted Operation Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan in 2009-2010. Before that conducted Operation Zalzala in South Waziristan in 2008 and Battle of Wana in 2004. Currently based in Miranshah, North Waziristan.
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