Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir as the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza Chairman joint Chiefs of staff Committee

ISLAMABAD ( Web News )

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has decided to appoint 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 using the constitutional authority.

In a tweet on Thursday, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said a summary this effect has been sent to the President.

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.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza paid a farewell call on President Arif Alvi in Islamabad on Thursday.

The President commended General Nadeem Raza’s services for the country’s defence. He also expressed his best wishes for the retiring general.

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said the decision regarding top level appointments in Pakistan Army has been taken as per the law and constitution.

Talking to the media persons in Islamabad on Thursday, he said seniority has been observed in the appointments.

The Minister said a summary regarding the appointment to the top posts has been sent to President Arif Alvi, expressing the confidence that he will endorse the Prime Minister’s advice in accordance with the law and constitution.