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Lt General Asim Munir Appointed as New Army Chief of Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appointed Lieutenant General Asim Munir as the new army chief of the country, replacing incumbent General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb announced the appointment on Twitter ending weeks of speculation over what some call the most powerful position in the South Asian nation.

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Lt General Asim Munir Appointed as New Army Chief of Pakistan- Key Points

  • Pakistan’s military has directly ruled the country of 220 million people for nearly half of its 75-year history.
  • Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad will take charge as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
  • PM Sharif held a cabinet meeting earlier where he selected Munir from a list of six nominees for the top military post.
  • Munir is currently posted at the army headquarters in Rawalpindi. He has served briefly as chief of the country’s premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

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