Islamabad: The government has decided to appoint Lt Gen Asim Munir as Army Chief and Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad as Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee here on Thursday.
وزیراعظم پاکستان محمد شہباز شریف نے آئینی اختیار استعمال کرتے ہوئے لیفٹنٹ جنرل ساحر شمشاد مرزا کو چئیرمین جوائنٹ چیفس آف سٹاف اور لیفٹنٹ جنرل سید عاصم منیر کو چیف آف دی آرمی سٹاف مقرر کرنے کا فیصلہ کیا ہے۔ اس بابت سمری صدر پاکستان کو ارسال کر دی گئی ہے۔
— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) November 24, 2022
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the prime minister exercising his constitutional powers has decided to appoint Lt Gen Asim Munir as Army Chief and Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad as Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee.
She added that in this regard a summary has been sent to President Arif Alvi.
Earlier, Qamar Zaman Kaira, a senior leader of the People’s Party, has said that if the President has the authority to stop the summary for 15 days, then we will also be thinking of some way to deal it.
Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the most senior officer may be given temporary command of the army, or the Prime Minister may temporarily ask the current chief to continue working.
Qamar Zaman Kaira said that Imran Khan played with the cipher, played with the Pakistani economy and played with the agreement with the IMF.
On Wednesday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that whoever is appointed as the army chief by Nawaz Sharif would become controversial from the day one.
In an interview with a local TV, Imran said that individual would become man of Nawaz Sharif.
The PTI chief said that he does not doubt credibility of whoever would be appointed the army chief. He added that he is rather suspicious of intentions of those who would appoint the army chief.
Imran said that if Nawaz Sharif thinks he can appoint his army chief and get us beaten by the establishment then the entire nation would stand against it.