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Updated : 3 months, 3 weeks ago IST
This comes a day after General Asim Munir took over the command from outgoing Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Marking an end to his six-year tenure as the most powerful person in the country, Bajwa passed the baton of command to Lt Gen Munir at a ceremony held at the
Munir, who was to retire on November 27, two days before Bajwa completed an extended tenure of almost six years, was among six generals in the race for the top post -- a cause for much uncertainty and speculation till this week.
The hype and hoopla created over the appointment of Pakistan's new army chief came to rest after General Asim Munir and General Sahir Shamshad Mirza were notified as the next chief of army staff (COAS) and chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) respectively on November 24.
Updated : 4 months ago IST
President Arif Alvi on Thursday signed the summary and approved the appointment of Lieutenant General Asim Munir as the next Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff committee (CJCSC).
Earlier today, Pakistan Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb announced that Lt Gen Asim Munir has been named as the chief of army staff and Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been named as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
Munir was among those in Pakistan who oversaw the 2019 Pulwama terror attack, according to Tilak Devasher, a member of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) and who retired as Special Secretary, the Cabinet Secretariat.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has decided to appoint Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir as the Chief of the Army Staff using the constitutional authority, Pakistan Information Minister Marriyum Auran
Updated : 5 months ago IST
Rawalpindi [Pakistan], October 21 (ANI): Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said that he will not take an extension and retire after five weeks, reports Pakistan's Geo News.
Updated : 5 years, 3 months ago IST
Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec.18 (ANI): A committee of the Pakistan Senate will receive a briefing on national security from Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza on Tuesday.
Updated : 5 years, 7 months ago IST
New Delhi [India], Oct. 3 (ANI): Indian Director General of Military Operations Lt General Ranbir Singh spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza for the second time on the issue of Indian rifleman Chandu Chavan, who crossed the Line of Control (LoC) on September