Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Friday approved Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed’s application seeking early retirement.
Earlier, the defence ministry forwarded request application of Faiz Hameed to the PM office.
His name was included in the list of six nominated candidates for the appointment of new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
The name of Lt 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, Lt Gen Faiz had applied for early retirement.