Sat, 28 Jan 2023

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - In a significant development, President Dr. Arif Alvi approved the appointment of Lieutenant General Asim Munir as Pakistan's next chief of army staff on Thursday. At the same time, Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza was named Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

President Alvi signed the summary sent earlier today by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif following a meeting with PTI Chairman Imran Khan, putting an end to the uncertainty surrounding the key appointment.

"President Alvi has promoted Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza HI(M) to the rank of General with immediate effect and appointed him as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff committee with effect from November 27, 2022," the President's Secretariat said in a statement.

According to the statement, the President promoted Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir HI(M) to the rank of General with immediate effect and appointed him chief of army staff with effect from November 29.

In this regard, the President signed the summary delivered to his office Thursday.

General Munir and General Mirza met separately with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Arif Alvi following their confirmation as the new chief of army staff and joint chief of staff committee.

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