Former chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Committee Khalid Shameem Wynne died in a road accident near Chakri on Saturday afternoon, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed.
“The accident occurred due to a tyre burst,” spokesperson Motorway Police confirmed. “Khalid Shamim passed away in the incident, the injured have been shifted to Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi.”
He was born on August 28, 1953 in Abbotabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. He received multiple accolades over the years, but the most outstanding ones are his recognition of Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Nishan-e-Imtiaz.
Wynne retired on October 8, 2013 as a four-star general, and he preceded by Gen Tariq Majid, was succeeded by General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani. He had served the army for 42 years.
He belonged to 20th Paratroopers Battalion, Punjab Regiment.
According to an official notification issued from the Presidency, President Asif Ali Zardari promoted Lt-Gen Khalid Shameem Wyne as general and appointed him as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee on the advice of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in 2013.
Source: Express Tribune