President Arif Alvi reached Lahore to meet with the former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
The President will discuss the summary forwarded by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif regarding COAS and CJCSC appointments with the PTI chief. Earlier Imran khan claimed that President will consult him for the appointment of the new Army Chief.
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided to appoint Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).
The announcement was made by Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Twitter.
Taking to Twitter, Marriyum Aurangzeb said the premier has made the appointments while exercising his constitutional powers. She further said that Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been picked as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).
The information minister added that the summary of the appointments has been sent to President Arif Alvi for ratification. The names were finalized following the special federal cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair.
Speaking to the media after the announcement was made by the information minister, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said the “advice” regarding new appointments had been forwarded to President Arif Alvi.
Gen Asim Munir was the senior most general on the list of seniority while Gen Sahir Shamshad was number 2 on the list. The final appointment regarding Chief was made after the president sign the summary.
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