In a recent statement, Pakistani Premier Shehbaz Sharif revealed that the appointment of General Asim Munir as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) was made 100% Pure on merit.
In a statement, he said that applying the principle of seniority in state institutions would serve to strengthen them.
Premier Shehbaz Sharif revealed that Gen Asim Munir had an outstanding record of service and had been selected based on his exceptional qualifications and experience. He also said that the selection process for COAS was transparent and fair, with no external influence or interference.
Premier Shehbaz Sharif further stated that the appointment of Gen Asim Munir reflected the government’s commitment to upholding merit. He praised Gen Asim Munir’s leadership skills and expressed confidence that he would serve the country with distinction.
Premier Shehbaz said that despite immense pressure, he had made a decision on merit and upheld the principle of seniority.
The prime minister did not clarify what the pressure was or from whom he was facing it.
Remember that Gen Asim Munir officially appointed as the COAS on 29th November 2022, following the retirement of Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.
The appointment of Gen Asim Munir comes at a time when Pakistan is facing multiple challenges, including rising terrorism, regional instability, and economic difficulties. Many hope that under his leadership, the country will be able to overcome these challenges and emerge as a stable, prosperous, and secure nation.