Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed took over command of the Peshawar Troop, also known as XI Corps, in a change of command ceremony at the Troop Headquarters of Peshawar.
He took over the command of Lieutenant General Nauman Mehmood, according to the ISPR.
The development brings Lt-General Faiz Hameed closer to becoming the next Chief of Army Staff (COAS) for Pakistan. For the first time in his military life, he commands a corps, an expert required to become the army chief.
The current army chief, the three-year extension of General Qamar Javed Bajwa ends next year.
Gen Hameed’s appointment as Corps Commander Peshawar can be seen in the light of the role he played when the government of Afghanistan changed.
Who is Gen Faiz Hameed?
Lt-General Faiz Hameed was appointed the DG ISI on 16 June 2019. Prior to his appointment as DG ISI, he held the position of Adjutant General at the Pakistan Army General Headquarters.
General Hameed comes from Chakwal of Punjab. He was from the Baloch Regiment. His earlier appointments included as the Chief of Staff Rawalpindi X Corps, General Officer Commanding Pannu Aqil, and ISI DG Counter Intelligence.
The announcement of the appointment of Lt Gen Hameed as the Corps Commander Peshawar was made on October 16 in a statement released by the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), the army’s media.
However, he was unable to leave his post as DG ISI immediately because notification was delayed. Finally, Gen Hameed dropped the indictment on November 20.