Published: 11:09, November 25, 2022 | Updated: 14:48, November 25, 2022
Pakistani president appoints Asim Munir as new army chief
By Xinhua

This handout photograph released by the Pakistan Press Information Department on Nov 24, 2022, shows Pakistan's President Arif Alvi (left) meeting with Pakistan's new army chief General Asim Munir (right) at the President House in Islamabad. (PAKISTAN PRESS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT / AFP)

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani President Arif Alvi on Thursday appointed Lieutenant General Asim Munir as the country's new chief of army staff, the media wing of the President's Secretariat said in a statement.

According to the statement, the president promoted Munir to the rank of General with immediate effect, who will assume office as the new army chief from Nov 29, 2022.

Munir would replace outgoing Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa who will retire on Nov 29.

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Alvi also appointed Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, who was promoted to the rank of General with immediate effect, as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff committee with effect from Nov 27, added the statement.