Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday approved Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed’s application seeking early retirement.
The request for early retirement of Gen Faiz Hameed was sent to PM Shehbaz from the Ministry of Defense.
His name was included in the list of six nominated candidates for the appointment of new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
The name of Gen Faiz Hameed ranked sixth on the list, however General Asim Munir got the honor to get appointed as the new army chief of Pakistan.
Soon after the appointment, Gen Faiz had applied for an early retirement.