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This is the list of serving generals of the Pakistan Army. At present, the army has 2 full generals, 30 lieutenant generals and more than 170 major generals. Barring exceptions for some major generals, all others have been listed here. The list is arranged according to the officers' respective seniorities.

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 Army Senior Command

  1. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani HI, Baloch — Chief of Army Staff (COAS), GHQ. (Colonel-in-Chief of the Baloch Regiment) due to retire on November 29, 2010.
  2. General Tariq Majid, Baloch — Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), JS HQ, Chaklala. due to retire on October 8, 2010.
  3. Lt Gen Muhammad Masood Aslam SJ, Punjab — Commander, XI Corps, Peshawar. (Colonel Commandant of the Punjab Regiment) on extension, due to retire in October 2010.[1]
  4. Lt Gen Ahsan Azhar Hayat, AC[2] — Inspector General Training and Evaluation (IGT&E), GHQ. due to retire on May 1, 2010.[1]
  5. Lt Gen Sajjad Akram, Baloch[3] — Deputy Chairman, Earthquake Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), Islamabad. due to retire on May 1, 2010.[1]
  6. Lt Gen Nadeem Ahmed TBt, Sind — Commander, I Corps, Mangla. due to retire on May 1, 2010.[1]
  7. Lt Gen Sikander Afzal, AC[4] — Force Commander, United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Monrovia, Liberia. on extension, due to retire on March 2, 2011.[5]
  8. Lt Gen Ijaz Ahmed Bakhshi, Arty[3] — Commander, IV Corps, Lahore. due to retire on May 1, 2010.[1]
  9. Lt Gen Khalid Shameem Wynne, Punjab — Commander, Southern Command, Quetta. due to retire on March 8, 2011.
  10. Lt Gen Muhammad Ashraf Saleem, AD[6] — Commander, Army Air Defence Command (Comd AAD Comd), Rawalpindi. (Colonel Commandant of the Army Air Defence) due to retire on March 31, 2010.[1]
  11. Lt Gen Shahid Niaz, Engrs[6] — Engineer-in-Chief (E-in-C), GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Engineers) due to retire in June 2010.[1]
  12. Lt Gen Muhammad Yousaf, Arty[7] — President, National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad. due to retire on September 8, 2010.
  13. Lt Gen Syed Absar Hussain, Arty[6] — Commander, Army Strategic Forces Command (Comd ASFC), Rawalpindi due to retire on October 22, 2010.[1]
  14. Lt Gen Javed Zia, Punjab[8] — Adjutant General (AG), GHQ. due to retire on September 21, 2011.
  15. Lt Gen Shujaat Zamir Dar SBt, Punjab[9] — Chairman, Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), Wah Cantonment. due to retire on September 21, 2011.
  16. Lt Gen Mohsin Kamal, Punjab[2] — Military Secretary (MS), GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Northern Light Infantry Regiment) due to retire on September 21, 2011.
  17. Lt Gen Muhammad Asghar, Engrs[10] — Rector, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Rawalpindi. due to retire in October 2010.[11]
  18. Lt Gen Jamil Haider, Arty[12] — Inspector General Arms (IG Arms), GHQ. due to retire on September 21, 2011.
  19. Lt Gen Nadeem Taj, Punjab — Commander, XXX Corps, Gujranwala. due to retire on April 28, 2011.
  20. Lt Gen Muhammad Rehan Burney, AMC[3] — Surgeon General/DG Medical Services (Inter-Services), GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Army Medical Corps) due to retire on March 24, 2012.
  21. Lt Gen Tahir Mahmood SBt, Punjab[2] — Commander, X Corps, Rawalpindi. due to retire on September 29, 2011.
  22. Lt Gen Shahid Iqbal, Baloch[2] — Commander, V Corps, Karachi. due to retire in October 2010.[11]
  23. Lt Gen Tanvir Tahir, EME[2] — Inspector General Communications and IT (IG Comm&IT), GHQ. on extension, due to retire in March 2011.[13]
  24. Lt Gen Zahid Hussain Khan, Arty[8] — Quarter-Master General (QMG), GHQ. due to retire on October 29, 2010.[11]
  25. Lt Gen Ahmad Shuja Pasha, FF[2] — DG Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI), ISI Dte, Islamabad. on extension, due to retire on March 18, 2011.[14]
  26. Lt Gen Muhammad Mustafa Khan, AC[2] — Chief of General Staff (CGS), GHQ. due to retire on October 31, 2010.[1]
  27. Lt Gen Ayyaz Salim Rana, AC[2] — Chairman, Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), Taxila. due to retire on September 29, 2012.
  28. Lt Gen Naeem Khalid Lodhi, Engrs[7] — Commander, XXXI Corps, Bahawalpur. due to retire on October 13, 2012.
  29. Lt Gen Khalid Nawaz Khan, Baloch[7] — Commandant, Command and Staff College (Comdt C&SC), Quetta. (Colonel Commandant of the Baloch Regiment) due to retire on October 4, 2013.
  30. Lt Gen Sardar Mahmood Ali Khan, Punjab[7] — DG Joint Staff (DG JS), JS HQ, Chaklala. due to retire on October 4, 2013.
  31. Lt Gen Muhammad Alam Khattak TBt, FF[7] — Chief of Logistics Staff (CLS), GHQ. due to retire on October 4, 2013.
  32. Lt Gen Shafqaat Ahmed, Punjab[15] — Commander, II Corps, Multan. due to retire on October 4, 2013.
  33. Maj Gen Shafique Ahmed Kayani, AMC (superseded) — .
  34. Maj Gen Syed Guftar Shah, EME[16] (superseded) — DG Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DG DESTO), Rawalpindi.
  35. Maj Gen Asif Ali, Engrs[17] (superseded) — DG Welfare and Rehabilitaion (DG W&R), GHQ.
  36. Maj Gen Shaukat Sultan, Sind (superseded) — DG Foreign Military Cooperation (DG FMC), JS HQ, Chaklala.
  37. Maj Gen Muhammad Akram Sahi, Punjab[8] (superseded) — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Gujranwala.
  38. Maj Gen Muhammad Tahir Saeed, ASC[18] (superseded) — Vice Chief of Logistics Staff (VCLS), GHQ.
  39. Maj Gen Masood Hasan, Arty[19] (superseded) — DG Personnel Services and Provost Marshal (DG PS), GHQ.
  40. Maj Gen Qasim Qureshi, Punjab (superseded) — .
  41. Maj Gen Imtiaz Ahmed, Engrs[20] (superseded) — DG National Logistics Corporation (DG NLC), Rawalpindi.
  42. Maj Gen Muhammad Javed Khan, AMC[21] — DG Medical Services (Navy), GHQ.
  43. Maj Gen Jamshed Riaz, EME[22] (superseded) — DG Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (DG EME), GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering)
  44. Maj Gen Waqar Ahmad Kingravi, Avn[23] (superseded) — DG Defence Purchase (DG DP), Rawalpindi. (Colonel Commandant of the Army Aviation Corps)
  45. Maj Gen Syed Taqi Naseer Rizvi, Avn (superseded) — DG Defence Security Guards (DG DSG), GHQ.
  46. Maj Gen Mian Nadeem Ijaz Ahmad, AC[24] (superseded) — General Officer Commanding (GOC), 26th Mechanised Division, Bahawalpur.
  47. Maj Gen Zawar Hussain Shah, Ord (superseded) — DG Ordnance Services (DG Ord), GHQ.
  48. Maj Gen Iftikhar Ahmed Choudhry, Arty (superseded) — DG Artillery (DG Arty), GHQ.
  49. Maj Gen Syed Muhammad Owais, AD (superseded) — DG Army Air Defence (DG AD), GHQ.
  50. Maj Gen Mukhtar Ahmed, AK[3] (superseded) — DG Doctrine and Evaluation (DG D&E), GHQ. (Colonel Commandant of the Azad Kashmir Regiment)
  51. Maj Gen Zahid Parvez, AC (superseded) — DG Budget, GHQ.
  52. Maj Gen Muhammad Naeem Khan, AMC[21] — Principal, Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi.
  53. Maj Gen Shahida Badsha, AMC[25][26] — Adviser in Pediatrics/Professor Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi.
  54. Maj Gen Najeeb Tariq, EME[27] (superseded) — Member Logistics Reform Committee (MLRC), X Corps, Rawalpindi.
  55. Maj Gen Muhammad Ali Khan, ASC[28] (superseded) — DG Remount, Veterinary and Farms Corps (DG RVFC), GHQ.
  56. Maj Gen Muhammad Farooq SBt, Punjab (superseded) — .
  57. Maj Gen Ahmed Bilal, Sigs[29] (superseded) — DG (Security) at Strategic Planning Division (SPD), Chaklala. (Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Signals)
  58. Maj Gen Niaz Muhammad Khan Khattak, AK[30] (superseded) — DG (Analysis) at ISI (Analysis and Foreign Relations wing)[31], ISI Dte, Islamabad.
  59. Maj Gen Javed Iqbal, Engrs (superseded) — DG Defence Complex Islamabad (DCI) Project.
  60. Maj Gen Taufiq Rafiq, Engrs (superseded) — Deputy Engineer-in-Chief, GHQ.
  61. Maj Gen Tahir Ali, AD — .
  62. Maj Gen Anwar Saeed Khan, ASC[32] — Managing Director, Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Service Corp. (MD PASSCO), Rawalpindi.
  63. Maj Gen Azhar Rashid, AMC[21] — DG Surgery, GHQ.
  64. Maj Gen Khushnood Javaid Khan, AMC[21] — Deputy Surgeon General/DG Medical Services (Inter-Services), GHQ.
  65. Maj Gen Muhammad Ovais Mustafa, EME[33] — DG Military Vehicles, Research and Development Establishment (DG MVRDE), Wah Cantonment.
  66. Maj Gen Raja Muhammad Arif Nazir, Avn — DG Organization and Methods (DG O&M), GHQ.
  67. Maj Gen Zahid Mubashir Sheikh, Arty — .
  68. Maj Gen Nasir Mahmood, Avn[34] — Additional Secretary at Ministry of Defence Production, Rawalpindi.
  69. Maj Gen Asif Yasin Malik, Punjab[30] — DG (B) at ISI, ISI Dte, Islamabad.
  70. Maj Gen Muhammad Haroon Aslam SBt, AK[35] — GOC Special Service Group (GOC SSG), Cherat.
  71. Maj Gen Waheed Arshad TBt, AC — Vice Chief of General Staff (VCGS), GHQ.
  72. Maj Gen Rashad Mahmood, Baloch[36][37] — DG (Counter-Terrorism) at ISI, ISI Dte, Islamabad.
  73. Maj Gen Muhammad Yaqub Khan, AK[19] — DG Rangers (Punjab), Lahore.
  74. Maj Gen Hamid Mahmud, Sigs — DG Special Communication Organization (DG SCO), Rawalpindi.
  75. Maj Gen Syed Ithar Hussain Shah, Arty[38] — DG Military Lands and Cantonments (DG ML&C), Rawalpindi.
  76. Maj Gen Farooq Ahmed Khan, AMC[26] — Adviser in Pathology/Dean and Professor Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi.
  77. Maj Gen Chaudhry Ahmad Khan, AMC[26] — Adviser in Surgery/Professor Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi.
  78. Maj Gen Ulfat Hussain, ASC[39] — DG Supply and Transport (DG S&T), GHQ.
  79. Maj Gen Syed Shakeel Hussain, Baloch — DG Anti-Narcotics Force (DG ANF), Rawalpindi.
  80. Maj Gen Gul Muhammad, FF[36] — DG Personnel Administration (DG PA), GHQ.
  81. Maj Gen Liaqat Ali, Arty[40] — DG Rangers (Sindh), Karachi.
  82. Maj Gen Ghulam Mustafa Kausar, AK — MARC, GHQ.
  83. Maj Gen Noor Hussain SBt, Baloch[8] — DG Quartering and Lands, GHQ.
  84. Maj Gen Raheel Sharif, FF[41] — Commandant, Pakistan Military Academy (Comdt PMA), Kakul.
  85. Maj Gen Tariq Mahmood, Engrs — .
  86. Maj Gen Tahir Mahmood Malik, FF — Member Logistics Reform Committee (MLRC), V Corps, Karachi.
  87. Maj Gen Athar Abbas, AC — DG Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR), Rawalpindi.
  88. Maj Gen Wajahat Ali Muftee, Arty — .
  89. Maj Gen Waqar Ahmed, AMC[21] — DG Medicine, GHQ.
  90. Maj Gen Sefvan Majed Janjua, AMC[21] — Commandant, Armed Forces Post-Graduate Medical Institute (Comdt AFPGMI), Rawalpindi.
  91. Maj Gen Sohail Shafkat, ASC — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Multan.
  92. Maj Gen Azhar Ali Shah, Punjab[42] — DG Institute of Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (DG ISSRA) at NDU Islamabad.
  93. Maj Gen Tariq Khan, AC — IG Frontier Corps (IGFC N.W.F.P), Peshawar. (Frontier Corps currently participating in Operation Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan since October 2009. Before this, it conducted Operation Sherdil in Bajaur Agency from August 2008 to February 2009)
  94. Maj Gen Munawar Ahmad Solehria, Engrs[43] — Surveyor General, Survey of Pakistan (SoP), Rawalpindi.
  95. Maj Gen Agha Muhammad Umer Farooq, Baloch[44] — Commandant, School of Infantry and Tactics (Comdt SI&T), Quetta.
  96. Maj Gen Mohammad Zahirul Islam, Punjab[45][30] — DG (Counter-intelligence) at ISI (Internal wing - dealing with counter-intelligence and political issues inside Pakistan)[31], ISI Dte, Islamabad.
  97. Maj Gen Rashad Javeed, Arty — Commandant, School of Artillery (Comdt SoA), Nowshera.
  98. Maj Gen Salim Nawaz SBt, Baloch[19] — IG Frontier Corps (IGFC Balochistan), Quetta.
  99. Maj Gen Mumtaz Ahmad Bajwa, Baloch[45][30] — DG (Security) at ISI (External wing - handling relations with Mujahideen groups inside Kashmir and other similar groups)[31], ISI Dte, Islamabad.
  100. Maj Gen Muhammad Ashraf Tabassum, Arty[34] — DG Joint Intelligence and Information Operations (DG JI&IO), JS HQ, Chaklala.
  101. Maj Gen Muhammad Farooq Iqbal, Ord — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Rawalpindi.
  102. Maj Gen Shahid Maqbool, Sigs[46] — Commandant, Military College of Signals (Comdt MCS), Rawalpindi.
  103. Maj Gen Jehangir Anwar Khan, AMC[21] — DG Medical Services (Azad Kashmir), GHQ.
  104. Maj Gen Abdul Qadir Khan Shahid, AD — DG National Guard (DG NG), Karachi.
  105. Maj Gen Khalid Rabbani, Infantry[47] — GOC 9th Infantry Division, Kohat. (Division currently conducting Operation Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan since October 2009. Before that conducted Operation Zalzala in South Waziristan in 2008, Operation in North Waziristan in 2007 and Battle of Wana in 2004)
  106. Maj Gen Jahangir Khan, Infantry — DG Infantry (DG Inf), GHQ.
  107. Maj Gen Abdul Aziz Tariq, Infantry — Commander, Logistics Area (Comd Log Area), Karachi.
  108. Maj Gen Ijaz Awan, Infantry[48] — DG Defence Export Promotion Organization (DG DEPO), Islamabad.
  109. Maj Gen Muzammil Hussain, Baloch — .
  110. Maj Gen Sajjad Ghani, Engrs[49] — GOC 19th Infantry Division, Mangla. (one of the two divisions conducting Operation Rah-e-Rast in Swat District (North) since April 2009)
  111. Maj Gen Ausaf Ali, Engrs — .
  112. Maj Gen Tariq Rashid Khan, Arty — Chief of Staff (COS), Southern Command, Quetta.
  113. Maj Gen Tahir Ashraf Khan, Infantry[50] — DG Operations and Plans (DG O&P), JS HQ, Chaklala.
  114. Maj Gen Khadim Hussain, Arty[45] — GOC 23rd Infantry Division, Jhelum.
  115. Maj Gen Mohammad Ahsan Mahmood, Engrs[51] — GOC 15th Infantry Division, Sialkot.
  116. Maj Gen Muhammad Asif, Infantry[52] — DG Military Intelligence (DG MI), GHQ.
  117. Maj Gen Muhammad Mansha, Infantry — .
  118. Maj Gen Abid Pervaiz, AC — DG Logistics (DG Log), GHQ.
  119. Maj Gen Tahir Habib Siddiqui, AC — .
  120. Maj Gen Kaleem Saber Taseer, Arty — .
  121. Maj Gen Ziauddin Najam, Arty[36] — GOC Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC).
  122. Maj Gen Akhtar Iqbal, Arty[53] — GOC 16th Infantry Division, Pano Aqil.
  123. Maj Gen Muhammad Khalid, Infantry — .
  124. Maj Gen Ghulam Dastagir, Infantry[8] — DG Human Resource Development (DG HRD), GHQ.
  125. Maj Gen Javed Iqbal, Infantry[54] — DG Military Operations (DG MO), GHQ.
  126. Maj Gen Shahid Ahmed Hashmat, Infantry[55] — GOC 18th Infantry Division, Hyderabad.
  127. Maj Gen Nasser Khan Janjua, Infantry — GOC 17th Infantry Division, Kharian.[56] (Division conducted Operation Rah-e-Haq in Swat District from November 2007 to December 2008, but reverted back to original location in December 2008 after 2008 Mumbai attacks)[57]
  128. Maj Gen Shahid Hamid Khan, AC[58] — GOC 1st Armoured Division, Multan.
  129. Maj Gen Asif Nawaz Janjua, AC — DG Armoured Corps (DG AC), GHQ.
  130. Maj Gen Tariq Nadeem Gilani, Arty[42] — Commandant, Armed Forces War College (Comdt AFWC) at NDU Islamabad.
  131. Maj Gen Mohammad Ijaz Chaudhry, Arty[45] — GOC 14th Infantry Division, Okara. (Division conducted Operation Zalzala in South Waziristan from January 2008 to May 2008. Moved back to original location in December 2008 after 2008 Mumbai attacks)
  132. Maj Gen Javaid Iqbal Nasar, Arty — .
  133. Maj Gen Zahir Shah, Engrs[59] — Commandant, Military College of Engineering (Comdt MCE), Risalpur.
  134. Maj Gen Junaid Rehmat, Engrs — DG Works and Chief Engineer (DG W&CE), GHQ.
  135. Maj Gen Mohammad Azeem Asif, Engrs[59] — DG Engineers (DG Engrs), GHQ.
  136. Maj Gen Mohammad Rafiq Sabir, Engrs[45] — DG Housing, GHQ.
  137. Maj Gen Muhammad Khalid Rao, Sigs — DG (Technical) at ISI, ISI Dte, Islamabad.
  138. Maj Gen Mohammad Saeed Aleem, Infantry[60] — GOC 8th Infantry Division, Sialkot.
  139. Maj Gen Wasim Sadiq, Infantry — .
  140. Maj Gen Naweed Zaman, Infantry — GOC 7th Infantry Division, Peshawar. (Division deployed in North Waziristan)
  141. Maj Gen Muhammad Nawaz, Infantry[45] — GOC 40th Infantry Division, Okara.
  142. Maj Gen Raza Muhammad, Infantry — GOC 11th Infantry Division, Lahore.
  143. Maj Gen Khawar Hanif, Infantry — GOC 35th Infantry Division, Bahawalpur.
  144. Maj Gen Maqsood Ahmad, Infantry[45] — GOC 12th Infantry Division, Murree. (deployed near LoC)
  145. Maj Gen Tanveer Ullah Khan, Avn[45] — GOC Army Aviation Command, Rawalpindi.
  146. Maj Gen Niaz Kausar Sheikh, ASC[59] — DG Pay, Pension and Accounts (DG PP&A), GHQ.
  147. Maj Gen Mohammad Shahid, EME[45] — Commandant, College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (Comdt CEME), Rawalpindi.
  148. Maj Gen Obaid Bin Zakria, EME — DG Inspectorate of Technical Development (DG ITD), GHQ.
  149. Maj Gen Zia Ullah Khan, AMC — Commandant, Combined Military Hospital (Comdt CMH), Rawalpindi.
  150. Maj Gen Azhar Mehmood Kayani, AMC[61] — Commandant, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (Comdt AFIC)/Executive Director, National Institute of Heart Diseases (NIHD), Rawalpindi.
  151. Maj Gen Muhammad Hamid Akram, AMC[26] — Adviser in Radiology/Professor Army Medical College (AMC), Rawalpindi.
  152. Maj Gen Asif Ali Khan, AMC — Head of Cardiac Surgery, AFIC/NIHD Rawalpindi.
  153. Maj Gen Suhaib Ahmad, AMC[62] — Commandant, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Comdt AFIP), Rawalpindi.
  154. Maj Gen Syed Wajid Hussain, AC — .
  155. Maj Gen Changez Dil Khan, AC[63] — GOC 6th Armoured Division, Kharian.
  156. Maj Gen Isfandiyar Ali Khan Pataudi, AC[64] — GOC 25th Mechanised Division, Karachi.
  157. Maj Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Arty[19] — DG Staff Duties (DG SD), GHQ.
  158. Maj Gen Noel Israel Khokhar, Arty — .
  159. Maj Gen Shaukat Iqbal, Arty — .
  160. Maj Gen Mazhar Jamil, Arty[65] — GOC 10th Infantry Division, Lahore.
  161. Maj Gen Tahir Mahmood, AD — GOC 3rd Air Defence Division, Sargodha.
  162. Maj Gen Zamir Ul Hassan Shah TBt, AD[66] — GOC 4th Air Defence Division, Karachi.
  163. Maj Gen Najeeb Ullah Khan, Engrs[67] — DG Frontier Works Organisation (DG FWO), Rawalpindi.
  164. Maj Gen Khalid Asghar, Engrs — GOC 33rd Infantry Division, Quetta.
  165. Maj Gen Waqar Ahmed, Sigs — DG Signals (DG Sigs), GHQ.
  166. Maj Gen Farrukh Bashir, Infantry — .
  167. Maj Gen Ishfaq Nadeem Ahmad, Infantry[68] — GOC 37th Infantry Division, Gujranwala. (One of the two divisions conducting Operation Rah-e-Rast in Swat District (South) since April 2009)[57]
  168. Maj Gen Javed Iqbal Ramday, Infantry — .
  169. Maj Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Infantry[69] — Commander, Force Command Gilgit-Baltistan (Comd FCGB), Gilgit. (Division conducted Kargil War in 1999)
  170. Maj Gen Mohammad Saad Khattak, Infantry[70] — GOC 41st Infantry Division, Quetta.
  171. Maj Gen Sajjad Ali Khan, Infantry — .
  172. Maj Gen Khalid Mahmood, Infantry — .
  173. Maj Gen Mohammad Tahir, Avn — Deputy Quarter-Master General (DQMG), GHQ.
  174. Maj Gen Rehan Bashir, EME — Project Management Organization (PMO), Khanpur.
  175. Maj Gen Waqar Ahmed Khan, AMC — .
  176. Maj Gen Zafarul Islam, AMC — .
  177. Maj Gen Waqas Ahmed, AMC — .
  178. Maj Gen Nadir Zeb, AC — .
  179. Maj Gen Allah Ditta Khan, Arty — .
  180. Maj Gen Obaid Ullah Khan, Arty — .
  181. Maj Gen Naveed Ahmed, Arty — .
  182. Maj Gen Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain, Arty — .
  183. Maj Gen Muhammad Zahid Latif Mirza, AD — .
  184. Maj Gen Muhammad Imran Zafar, Engrs — .
  185. Maj Gen Shahzad Sikander, Engrs — .
  186. Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz, Engrs — .
  187. Maj Gen Sohail Abbas Zaidi, Sigs — .
  188. Maj Gen Abid Hasan, Infantry — .
  189. Maj Gen Ikram Ul Haq, Infantry — .
  190. Maj Gen Nasrullah Tahir Dogar, Infantry — .
  191. Maj Gen Agha Masood Akram, Infantry — .
  192. Maj Gen Inam Ul Haq, Infantry — .
  193. Maj Gen Sohail Ahmed Khan, Infantry — .
  194. Maj Gen Naushad Ahmed Kayani, Infantry — .
  195. Maj Gen Rizwan Akhtar, Infantry — .
  196. Maj Gen Tariq Javed, Infantry — .
  197. Maj Gen Ghayur Mahmood TBt, FF — .
  198. Maj Gen Sajid Iqbal, ASC — .
  199. Maj Gen Imtiaz Hussain Sherazi, ASC — .
  200. Maj Gen Faiz Muhammad Khan Bangash, Ord — .
  201. Maj Gen Tariq Jawaid, EME — .
  202. Maj Gen Syed Jamal Shahid, EME — .
  203. Maj Gen Adil Khan, AMC — .
  204. Maj Gen Amjad Fahim, AMC — .
  205. Maj Gen Hamid Shafique, AMC — .
  206. Maj Gen Abdul Khaliq Naveed, AMC — .

Senior commanders during 1965 and 1971 Wars

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, "unlike the present when both are overflowing every conceivable container."[71]

During the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, the number of Lt Gens reached 12 while there were two full generals; five were posted at the GHQ/CMLA HQ, one at the CENTO HQ in Ankara, Turkey, four were corps commanders, and the rest of four were governors under the martial law. General Yahya Khan was the Commander-in-Chief, General Abdul Hamid Khan was the Chief of Staff (COS), 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). Lt Gen Muhammad Shariff was sent as Permanent Representative to the CENTO HQ in Turkey. 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: 2002 (27), 2003 (19), 2004 (18), 2005 (26), 2006 (29), 2007 (29), 2008 (26), 2009 (24), and 2010 (29).

Additionally, the seniority for major-generals is ascertained from the bi-annual military award recipients of Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military); first on 23rd March (Pakistan Day) and then on 14th 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, and 2009 August.

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

  • AC — Armoured Corps
  • Arty — Corps of Artillery
  • Infantry — One of the five Infantry regiments
    • Punjab — Punjab Regiment
    • Baloch — Baloch Regiment
    • FF — Frontier Force Regiment
    • Sind — Sind Regiment
    • AK — Azad Kashmir Regiment
  • Engrs — Corps of Engineers
  • AMC — Army Medical Corps
  • AD — Army Air Defence
  • Sigs — Corps of Signals
  • Avn — Army Aviation Corps
  • EME — Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • ASC — Army Service Corps
  • Ord — Army Ordnance Corps


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  3. ^ a b c d Major reshuffle in Army: Corps Commander Mangla, Lahore Changed The News, March 25, 2008
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