Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said the notification for the appointment of the next chief of army staff would be issued by 26th November 2022. The Present Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa retires on 29th November 2022.
The defence minister’s statement comes hours after he informed the National Assembly that the General Headquarters (GHQ) has been apprised of his ministry receiving Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s letter in relation to the new chief of army staff’s appointment.
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“The process will take two to three days to complete. The excitement will end, after which we will deal with Imran Khan,” he had said earlier today.
“The appointment process for the highest offices in the Pakistan Army has commenced today,” the minister said in an interview with a private media channel.
“The Prime Minister, in a letter addressed to the Ministry of Defence, sought the names and dossiers for the appointment of the next army chief. The ministry has asked the GHQ to send the dossiers along with the nominations.
According to the latest reports, the name of senior Generals for the appointment of new COAS has been sent to the Prime Minister’s house. The name of the next COAS will be officially announced by 26th November 2022. Remember that COAS Gen Bajwa going to retire by 29th November 2022 and currently he is paying Farewell visits to Army Corps and HQs.
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