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Pakistan’s new army chief Lieutenant General Asim Munir

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday selected former chief of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Asim Munir as the country’s new army chief. This information has been shared by the country’s Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb quoting the Prime Minister. Munir will replace Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, who retires on November 29. Bajwa, 61, was appointed army chief in 2016 for three years. He was given a three-year extension in 2019. He had ruled out the possibility of requesting further extension of his term. Besides Gen Munir, Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been elected chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

According to Maryam Aurangzeb, President Arif Alvi has been informed about this and details related to it will be sent to him. Interestingly, General Munir was to retire from his post in September 2022 but his tenure was extended till November 27. Now it has been decided that he will hold the post of Army Chief for the next three years. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) says Munir is suitable for the post of army chief and can give the right answer to former prime minister Imran Khan. It is learned that General Asim Munir is a favorite of the current Army Chief General Bajwa and it was he who wanted Munir to become the army chief.

Resigned from the post due to Imran Khan

Earlier, Lt Gen Munir was appointed Director General Military Intelligence in early 2017 and was made the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief in October next year. He was made the chief of ISI in 2018 only on the recommendation of Bajwa. But eight months later, in May 2019, he was removed from the post. It was General Munir who busted the corruption case in which the name of Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi came to the fore. After all these allegations, Imran Khan had removed him from this post. General Asim Munir is a huge favorite of General Bajwa as well as everyone else. Munir is currently one of the senior most officers. It is being said that Munir’s name was at the top in the list of people sent to the Prime Minister for the post of Army Chief.

posted at General Headquarters

Prior to the announcement of the name of Asim Munir as the Army Chief, he was posted as Quarter Master General in the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi. While there he joined the army through Pakistan’s Open Training Service (OTS). Meanwhile, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif told the media that a “recommendation” has been sent to President Arif Alvi and all matters have been done according to the law and the constitution. The ‘Dawn’ newspaper reported that Asif called on citizens not to view these appointments through a “political prism”. He expressed hope that the President would not make the appointments “controversial” and would back the Prime Minister’s advice. The Defense Minister said, “This will also help in bringing our country and economy back on track. Right now everything is at a standstill.

prolonged military rule

The CJCSC is the highest rank in the armed forces, but major powers, including deployment, appointments and transfers of troops, rest with the Chief of the Army Staff, so the army chief is considered the most powerful in the military. The army is considered very powerful in Pakistan. It has been 75 years since Pakistan came into existence and the country has been ruled by the army for more than half of that time. The army has a lot of interference in security and foreign policy. The appointment of the new army chief assumes significance as many believe that ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s rally is linked to a change of command in the army. He has asked his supporters to gather in Rawalpindi on November 26, two days after which General Bajwa will hand over command to the new army chief.

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