Lt. General Asim Munir Appointed Pakistan’s New Army Chief
Lt. General Asim Munir Appointed Pakistan’s New Army Chief. Lieutenant. General Asim Munir has been named as the 11th chief of the Army following General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s departure as confirmed through the Minister of Federal Affairs of Information, Marriyum Aurangzeb. According to the official announcement the Lieutenant. General Asim Munir will assume the duties of Pakistan’s most important post after his promotion to the level of General with four stars. As of now Lt. General Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been appointed the 17 the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) This is the highest ranking and highest military officer in uniform on paper.
The Prime Minister (PM), Shehbaz Sharif in exercising his constitutional power has given advice to the President Arif Alvi to approve the names of the two officers with three stars.
The six candidates for advancement to the rank of COAS along with the names suggested for CJCSC were included in a report of the candidates that was compiled by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) sent to the PM’s (PM) Cabinet.
The summary included all the name of the officers with three stars, Gen. Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir, Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Lt. Gen. Azhar Abbas, Lt. Gen. Nauman Mehmood, Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed, and Lt. Gen. Muhammad Aamer.
According to report, the summaries included details of lieutenant generals’ names based on their rank and experience.
In addition, the newly-appointed COAS will officially assume his new position on November 29 the day the incumbent COAS General Bajwa is expected to retire his uniform after having completed his six-year stint.