It is special grace of Allah that army has chief like you, PM to COAS

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif telephoned Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir and congratulating him said that it is a special grace of Allah Almighty to have a chief like you.

According to the official statement, the Prime Minister has said that it is a great honour to assume the post of Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army.

The Prime Minister said that we are confident that under your leadership, the professional capabilities of the Army and the strength of the defense of the homeland will further increase.

Our full support will be available to you for the defense, security and protection of the dear motherland.

Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir thanked the Prime Minister for his good wishes and congratulations.

Yesterday, General Syed Asim Munir took charge as the 17th Chief of the Pakistan Army.

A grand ceremony of the change of command of Pakistan Army was held at GHQ Rawalpindi in which retired Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was the chief guest.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, chiefs of armed forces, senior serving and retired military officers, their families and federal secretaries also participated in the ceremony.

Apart from this, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb are also participated in the event.

At the beginning of the ceremony, the outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the new Army Chief General Asim Munir first visited the Martyrs’ Memorial where they placed flowers on the Martyrs’ Memorial and prayed for the high status of the Martyrs.

Bands of the Pakistan Army presented the tunes of the national anthem and national songs and saluted the national flag.

The chief guest of the ceremony, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, along with General Asim Munir, was greeted by the guards on their arrival at the venue, after which the ceremony began with the recitation from the Holy Quran.

Later, a farewell guard of honour was presented to General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Yesterday, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had a farewell meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

In the meeting, the Prime Minister appreciated General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s services for Pakistan Army, national defense and national interests.

The Prime Minister said that the Army under the leadership of General Qamar Javed Bajwa has rendered exemplary services in FATF, Corona, floods and various crises.