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Pakistan gets its new Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Army Chief

Pakistan gets its new Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Army Chief

By Mashal Khan

 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani government on Thursday appointed Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir as the Chief of Army Staff.

 

President Arif Alvi approved the summary sent by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif earlier today who advised the appointment of two generals on key position.

 

"President Dr Arif Alvi has promoted Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza HI(M) to the rank of General with immediate effect and appointed him as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee with effect from 27th November 2022," said in a statement issued from the presidency.


"The President promoted Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir HI(M) to the rank of General with immediate effect and appointed him as Chief of Army Staff with effect from 29th November 2022," its said.


These promotions and appointments were made under article 243(4) (a)&(b) and Article 48(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan read with Sections 8-A and 8-D of the Pakistan Army Act 1952.

In this regard, the President has signed the summary received in his office, today, according to the presidency.

 

Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza is currently serving as Corps Commander Rawalpindi.  

Previously, he served as Chief of General Staff, Adjutant General at General Headquarters and Director General Military Operations.

Lieutenant General Asim Munir is currently serving as the Quarter Master General at the General Headquarters (GHQ).

Previously he served as Corps Commander Gujranwala and headed both the ISI and Military Intelligence.

During his posting in Madina as a lieutenant colonel, Asim Munir became Hafiz-i-Quran at the age 38.

Asim Munir is also a holder of the Sword of Honour.  He was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz in March 2018.

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