Friday , January 19 2018

Former JCS Gen Khalid Shamim Wynne passes away in road accident

Islamabad: Former Joint chief of staff, Retired Gen Khalid Shamim Wynne passed away on Saturday in a road accident on the Islamabad-Lahore motorway. The accident occurred near Chakri Interchange, where Gen Wynne’s car toppled over after its tyre blew out.

Gen Wynne’s son, a close friend and the driver of the vehicle are said to be in critical condition. The injured have been shifted to Combined Military Hospital in Rawalpindi.

General Khalid Shameem Wynne retired as a four-star general, he held various command, staff and instructional appointments during his military career.

Gen Wynne has commanded his own 20th Battalion of the Punjab Regiment, two Infantry Brigades, including the prestigious 323 Infantry Brigade in Siachen, the 41st Infantry Division in Quetta and the Southern Command in Quetta.

On the academic side, Gen Wynne held various instructional appointments while in the army and served on the faculty of School of Infantry and Tactics Quetta, Command and Staff College, Quetta, and Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul. He also served as Chief of Staff in a Corps Headquarters and Commandant School of Infantry and Tactics Quetta.

Gen Khalid Shamim Wynne also served in General Staff directorate, staying as Deputy Chief of General Staff (DCGS) from 2006 to 2007.

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