Transfers, Postings In Army Top Brass On Cards, Asad Toor Names Generals Likely To Be Changed

Transfers, Postings In Army Top Brass On Cards, Asad Toor Names Generals Likely To Be Changed
Pakistan Army will be undergoing major reshuffles in the days ahead, after the PTI protests that involved attacks on military installations and officials, according to journalist Asad Ali Toor.

"IG Arms GHQ Lt Gen Fayyaz Shah will be made the new Corps Commander Lahore while Salman Ghani, will take the former post," he said.

In a podcast on Friday, Toor said that army top brass is also considering transferring Corps Commanders Saqib Mehmood Malik (Bahawalpur), Hassan Azhar Hayat Khan (Peshawar) and Asif Ghafoor (Quetta).

He further said that Chief of Logistics Staff Lt Gen Nauman Zakaria and Adjutant General Asim Malik may also be transferred from their posts.

Riots broke out in multiple cities as PTI workers engaged in scuffles with law enforcers after Imran Khan’s arrest from the Islamabad High Court premises on Tuesday (May 9).

The party called for protests shortly after the arrest, with people taking to the streets and thoroughfares blocked.

A mob attempted to barge into GHQ, while some were seen kicking and slamming the gate. Also, Corps Commander Lahore's residence was attacked and the premises was put on fire by violent protesters.

Another group, apparently of protesters, was seen gathering outside the Frontier Corps headquarters in Peshawar.

In another instance, caught on camera, military vehicles were seen being pelted with stones by another mob at the scene.

The riots were reported from Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi, Peshawar, Multan, Hyderabad, and Quetta. Section 144 was put in place in Peshawar and Lahore to contain the unrest.

Online services, such as Twitter and WhatsApp also suffered outages in multiple parts of the country.

Khan was arrested by Rangers in the Al-Qadir Trust case, by a heavy force of the paramilitary personnel from the premises of the courtroom where he had appeared to secure pre-arrest bail in multiple FIRs registered against him.