New Chief of Army Staff takes charge


General Waker-Uz-Zaman took charge as the new Chief of Army Staff on Sunday.

He took the charge from his predecessor General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, said an ISPR press release in the afternoon.

Afterwards, Chief of Army Staff General Waker-Uz-Zaman was adorned with the new rank badge of General in presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban here.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral M Nazmul Hassan and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Hasan Mahmood Khan adorned the Army Chief with the rank badge of General.

Earlier in the evening, the new Chief of Army Staff paid a courtesy call on President Mohammed Shahbuddin at Bangabhaban.

The Ministry of Defence in a gazette notification on June 11 said Chief of General Staff (CGS) Lieutenant General Waker-Uz-Zaman was promoted to general post and appointed as the Chief of Army Staff for three years effective from the afternoon of June 23.

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