The former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said that President Dr. Arif Alvi will discuss matters relating to the appointment of Army Chief.
Speaking to a private channel on Wednesday, PTI Chairman said that he is in contact with President Dr. Arif Alvi on matters pertaining to the summary for the appointment of Army Chief.
Imran Khan said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a consultation with a fugitive on Army Chief’s appointment and he is the chairman of a party and the President will surely talk to him over the summary.
The former PM said, “If someone thinks that he will bring his army chief to unleash violence, then the nation will stand against him, adding that Shehbaz Sharif was fully involved in the Wazirabad attack and Nawaz Sharif would also know but it is now up to Tasnim Haider how the police would present evidence in the court.”
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on late Tuesday night said that the Prime Minister’s Office has received the summary for the appointment of the next chief of army staff.
Khawaja Asif in his latest Tweet said that the summary forwarded by the Ministry of Defense has been received by the Prime Minister s Office. Inshallah, the rest of the steps regarding the appointment of a new army chief will be completed soon.
Meanwhile, sources privay to the development said that the six lieutenant generals including Lt. Gen. Asim Munir, Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Lt. Gen. Azhar Abbas, Lt. Gen. Nauman Mehmood, Lt. Gen. Faez Hameed, and Lt. Gen. Mohammad Amir have been named in the list.
It is pertinent to mention here that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff are retiring from the post on 29th November 2022.
Earlier, the GHQ had forwarded the summary for the appointment of the new Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), containing the names of 6 senior Lieutenant Generals to the Ministry of Defence.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in its latest Tweet said, “GHQ has forwarded the summary for selection of Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), containing names of 6 senior most Lieutenant Generals to Ministry of Defence.”
Defence Minister Khawja Asif already claimed that name of the new COAS will be revealed by the 26th of November 2022 after the consultation process officially it will be announced who is next Army Chief .