President Alvi signs summary to appoint Gen Asim, Gen Sahir as COAS, CJCSC

 President Alvi signs summary to appoint Gen Asim, Gen Sahir as COAS, CJCSC

President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi approved the summary for the appointments of the new COAS, CJCSC on Thursday.

Following a meeting with PTI Chairman Imran Khan, the president signed the summary sent by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Lt Gen Munir, who was also Pakistan鈥檚 chief spy, will take over from outgoing COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa on November 29, who retires later this month after a six-year term.

COAS Gen Bajwa, who was appointed as the army chief in 2016, will retire on November 29. He was initially set to hang up his boots in 2019, but the PTI-led government gave him a three-year extension.

The names were finalised following the special federal cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister鈥檚 Office with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair.

This is a developing story

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