Asim Munir will be the new army chief of Pakistan
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The long-running search for a new army chief in Pakistan is over now. The Shahbaz Sharif government here took General Asim Munir has been appointed as the new Army Chief of Pakistan. Munir will replace General Qamar Javed Wajwa. Apart from this, Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been appointed Joint Chiefs of Staff. Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Maryam Aurangzeb has given this information. The process to appoint a new army chief began on Monday when Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif wrote a letter to the country’s defense ministry for possible candidates.
Who is Lt Gen Munir
Lt Gen Munir is considered an outstanding officer in Pakistan. Lt Gen Munir entered military service through the Officers Training School program at Mangla and was commissioned into the Frontier Force Regiment. He has been a close aide of Gen Bajwa ever since he took charge of troops in the Force Command Northern Areas as a brigadier under the outgoing Army Chief, who was then Commander X Corps. Lt Gen Munir was subsequently appointed Director General Military Intelligence in early 2017, and was made Inter-Services Intelligence chief in October the following year. However, his tenure as the top intelligence officer turned out to be the shortest ever as he was replaced within eight months at the insistence of the then PM Imran Khan. He was posted as the Gujranwala Corps Commander, a post he held for two years, before being transferred to the General Headquarters as Quarter Master General.
Will action be taken against Imran Khan after the appointment of the new army chief?
Pakistan’s Defense Minister warned opposition leader and former Prime Minister Imran Khan that the coalition government would deal with him after the process of appointing the new army chief was completed. The Express Tribune quoted Pakistan’s Defense Minister as saying that the process would be completed in two to three days. After which we will deal with Imran Khan.