Asim Munir set to grow to be military chief, govt publicizes

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chairs a gathering of the federal cupboard on this undated picture. — PID/File
  • PM Shehbaz chairs assembly to resolve names for military’s two high workplaces.
  • FM Bilawal Bhutto, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif in attendance.
  • PM took coalition companions into confidence on issues a day earlier.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is chairing a gathering of the federal cupboard over the appointment of the military’s two high officers — the military chief and the chairman joint chiefs of workers committee.

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah, Minister of State for Legislation Malik Shahadat, and International Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari are in attendance, Geo Information reported Thursday.

Well being Minister Abdul Qadir Patel, Federal Minister for Local weather Change Senator Sherry Rehman, Chaudhry Salik Hussain, and different members of the cupboard are additionally attending the assembly.

The assembly comes a day after the prime minister summoned a gathering of the coalition companions, whereby, they backed PM Shehbaz, confirmed full confidence, and authorised him to make the appointments.

“We stand with you no matter choice you’re taking,” mentioned a press release from the Prime Minister’s Workplace quoting the views of leaders of coalition events.

Following the assembly, Defence Minister Asif mentioned that the abstract of the chief of military workers’s appointment can be despatched to President Dr Arif Alvi in the present day (Thursday) and it “contains PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s suggestion as effectively.”

Talking throughout Geo Information programme “Aapas Ki Baat”, the minister mentioned that the previous president gave suggestion which has been included within the up to date abstract as the highest precedence.

The Prime Minister’s Workplace confirmed Wednesday morning that it has obtained a abstract from the Ministry of Defence with a panel of names for the appointment of the brand new COAS and CJCSC.

“The Prime Minister will take a choice on the appointments as per the laid down process,” the transient tweet from PM Workplace learn.

Though the names of the entrance runners for the workplaces haven’t been made public but, sources informed Geo Information that Lt Gen Asim Munir, Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Lt Gen Azhar Abbas, Lt Gen Nauman Mahmood, Lt Gen Faiz Hamid and Lt Gen Mohammad Aamer’s names are on the checklist.

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