PV Desk : Newly-appointed Chief of Army Staff Aziz Ahmed was adorned with the rank badge of General in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban here this morning.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat adorned the new army chief with the rank badge of General.

PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said that after the function, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated the new army chief by presenting a bouquet.

The new army chief, he said, also greeted the prime minister on behalf of Bangladesh Army by presenting a bouquet.

The prime minister said whenever Awami League assumed office, it took various steps for modernisation and development of the armed forces.

“Our government has also changed the designations of the lower ranks of the army like sweepers, cleaners and barbers to make those time-befitting ones side by side with development and modernisation of the force,” she said.