Monday, November 21, 2016
Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad Is Likely To Be The Next Army Chief
Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif is due to retire on Nov 28,2016 and anything dramatic does not happen then Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad is the strongest contender to be the next army chief. If he is appointed as army chief, he will be the 16th chief of army staff (COAS), Pakistan. Appointed as Chief of General Staff by Raheel Sharif in 2013, Gen Ishafaq is currently serving as Corps Commander Multan and ranks 4th in the seniority list. Gen Ishfaq hails from Nila (Chakwal), he was born in the highly respected family of Ahmad Khan Qureshi who sered as Engineer in Radio Pakistan till his retirement. He has two brothers Dr Salim Ahmad who is Executive Director in the center of Nanotechnology at the University of Illinois, US and Imran Nadeem Ahmad Qureshi, a journalist. He was promoted to the rank of 3-star general on August 8, along with three other Major Generals, Qamar Jaed Bajwa, Jaed Iqbal and Zamir ul Hassan. Most probably the 16th COAS will be announced in the last week of November who will lead the Pakistan army, the 6th largest military force in the world and second in South Asia.