Outgoing CJCSC Gen Nadeem calls on President, PM

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Gen Nadeem Raza paid a farewell call on President Dr Arif Alvi at the President’s House.

As the CJCSC, it was General Raza’s last meeting with the president as the federal government has named Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.

General Raza — a highly decorated officer — has been serving as the country’s 17th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee since November 2019.

Earlier, 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.