After weeks of intense speculation and rumours, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has chosen Lieutenant General Asim Munir as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb said that the prime minister has exercised his choice by exercising his constitutional authority.
Also, Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been elected as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee is an inter-services forum in Pakistan that works for coordination among the country’s three armed forces. The CJCSC also serves as the chief military advisor to the country’s Prime Minister and National Command Authority.
The current army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is retiring at the end of this month. The summary of appointment of new army chief and CJCSC chairman has been sent to President of Pakistan Arif Alvi.
Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Imran Khan was quoted by his party’s PTI account as saying on Thursday that he and the President of Pakistan will take action in accordance with the constitution and law if the summary is presented.