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Retired top Pakistani general dies in car accident
By Tariq Butt December 30, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: Former Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) General (retd) Khalid Shamim Wynne was killed in a road accident near Chakri in Rawalpindi district on Saturday.
 
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed Wyne’s death in the road accident. 
 
Wynne's son and a close friend who were accompanying him as well as the driver are said to be in critical condition. They have been shifted to Combined Military Hospital in Rawalpindi.
 
Wynne was promoted as four-star General and replaced General Tariq Majid as the JCSC chairman on Oct.7 2010.
 
He was appointed as JCSC chief by the then president Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. He retired on Oct.7, 2013.
 
Wyne was the14th JCSC chairman.
 
The Motorway police said the driver had been speeding and seems to have lost control of the vehicle.
 
During his distinguished career, Wyne held various command, staff and instructional appointments. He hailed from an army background. His father, Col Arshad Shamim, had served in the Pakistan Army till 1972. After his intermediate examination in 1971, Wynne joined the army, passing out in April 1972 in the 1st Special War Course to join his father's battalion, 20th Punjab Regiment.
 
He later 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, he held various instructional appointments and served on the faculty of the 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. Wynne also served in the General Staff directorate, staying as Deputy Chief of General Staff from 2006 to 2007.

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