Lieutenant General Wakar-uz-Zaman on Monday took charge of principal staff officer of the Armed Forces Division under the Prime Minister’s office.
Wakar succeeded Lieutenant General Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman who had gone to post-retirement leave on Sunday.
Before joining Armed Forces Division, Wakar, of 13 long-course of Bangladesh Military Academy, served as the military secretary (army) at the Army Headquarters.
Wakar was adorned with the rank of Lieutenant General in the presence of prime minister Sheikh Hasina at a programme at the Ganabhaban.
Chief of naval staff Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal and chief of air staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat adorned Wakar with the rank badge of Lieutenant General, said an Inter-Services Public Relations press release.
The prime minister’s defence adviser Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, on behalf of army chief General Aziz Ahmed, army’s quartermaster general Lieutenant General Shamsul Haque, prime minister’s military secretary Major General Nakib Ahmed Chowdhury and Special Security Force director general Mojibur Rahman, among others, were present on the occasion.
The PSO later in the day met president Abdul Hamid.
Wakar sought advices and directions from the president and the prime minister, said the ISPR.
He was born in Sherpur on September 16, 1966.
Wakar served as the general officer commanding of the 9th infantry division in Savar.
In February 2017, he was posted to the Army Headquarters as the military secretary (army).
Wakar is the son-in-law of late General Mustafizur Rahman, who served as the army chief from December 24, 1997 to December 23, 2000.
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