ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi conferred the award of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Sahir Shamshad Mirza at a Special Investiture Ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Thursday.
The Investiture Ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Chairman of Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, the Speaker of the National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Members of the Federal Cabinet, Members of the Parliament, and Senior Civil and Military Officers.
The CJCSC General Sahir Shamshad Mirza was commissioned in 1987 in Infantry Battalion, and he graduated from Command and Staff College, Quetta and National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad. He also attended M.Sc. (Global Security) Course from Cranfield University, United Kingdom.
During his illustrious military career, he served on various Command, Staff and Instructional assignments. His major staff appointments include Brigade Major of two Infantry Brigades, General Staff Officer Grade-1 (Plans) at Pakistan Contingent United Nations Mission Sierra Leon, Director Military Operations and Director General Military Operations, Vice Chief of General Staff, Adjutant General and Chief of General Staff at the General Headquarters.
In his instructional appointments, he has been on the faculty of the School of Infantry and Tactics, Quetta, Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), Kakul and Command and Staff College, Quetta.
General Sahir Shamshad Mirza has commanded an Infantry Battalion, each in North Waziristan and Shaqma War Zone, and Infantry Brigade along the Working Boundary, an Infantry Division in Operation Al-Mizan and Command of 10 Corps.
General Sahir Shamshad Mirza was promoted to the rank of General and appointed as the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Joint Staff Headquarters on November 27, 2022.