Pakistan New Army Chief: Asim Munir Pakistan’s new army chief; But will the President approve or not?

Pakistan New Army Chief: Lieutenant General Asim Munir (Lieutenant General Asim Munir) was appointed as the new Army Chief of Pakistan. After Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif gave his nod to Munir’s name, Information Minister Marium Aurangzeb announced Munir’s name on Twitter. Therefore, the discussion that has been going on for the past week has come to an end. Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad will take charge of the post of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Aurangzeb said in his tweet. Munir will replace General Qamar Javed Bajwa. who will end his six-year tenure as army chief on November 29.

Army has always been dominant in the history of Pakistan. There has been a military game in Pakistan to topple the elected government, creating problems. In the Cabinet meeting held by Prime Minister Sharif today six names were discussed and Munir’s name was sealed. Munir is currently working at Army Headquarters in Rawalpindi. He served as the chief of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for some time. 

Will President approve Munir’s name?

Defense Minister Khawaja Asif has sent the names of Munir and Shamshad to President Arif Alvi for approval. The President is the head of the armed forces there. Alvi belongs to the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan is the president of this party. Imran Khan had alleged that the government was trying to select the army chief of his choice.

In a tweet, Defense Minister Asif expressed surprise. That said, will Alvi pay attention to political advice or constitutional and legal advice? Now Imran Khan wants to strengthen the organization that protects the country or is he tested in the controversial one. This is a test for President Alvi too. Soon after Aurangzeb’s announcement on Twitter, Khan’s PTI quoted on Twitter that both Imran Khan and Alvi will “act according to the Constitution and the law. The government has alleged that Khan made the controversial appointment of the new army chief for political gain.

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