Dr. Arif Alvi Approves Summary for COAS, CJCSC Appointment

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Summary of the appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee has been signed by President Dr. Arif Alvi (CJCSC).

President Dr. Arif Alvi has signed the summary, officially appointing General Asim Munir as the new COAS and General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as the new CJCSC.

General Asim Munir, the Chief of Army Staff, and General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, the Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will meet with the president and the prime minister separately.

It has come to light that President Alvi has asked for a meeting with COAS Munir tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir will serve as the next Chief of Army Staff (COAS), while Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza will lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Both appointments were made by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (CJCSC).

After a special meeting of the federal cabinet, presided over by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the appointments were finalised.

Defense Minister Khawaja Asif told the media that he had given the “recommendation” to President Arif Alvi about fresh appointments just minutes after the information minister made the announcement.

When it came to seniority, Gen. Asim Munir was at the top of the list, followed closely by Gen. Sahir.

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