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President Arif Alvi signs summary regarding appointment of COAS & CJCSC, notification issued

President Arif Alvi signs summary regarding appointment of COAS & CJCSC, notification issued

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – President Arif Alvi on Thursday signed the summary regarding the appointment of General Syed Asim Munir as the 11th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) and General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

After the approval of President Dr Arif Alvi, a notification was issued regarding the key appointments. 

General Asim Munir will assume the office as COAS on November 29, while General Sahir Shamshad Mirza will assume his office as CJCSC on November 27.

Meanwhile, CJCSC General Sahir Shamshad Mirza called on President Arif Alvi at President House.

He thanked President Arif Alvi for his appointment. The CJCSC reiterated his resolve to further improve the professional capabilities of the Pak Army.

Earlier, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had appointed General Asim Munir as the Chief of Army Staff and Gen Sahir Shamshad as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had sent the advice to President Dr Arif Alvi. The President accorded the approval to the PM advice under Article 243. After the approval of President Dr Arif Alvi, a notification regarding appointment of the COAS and the CJCSC will be issued.

Keeping in view the possible delay in the approval of the summary regarding appointment of the COAS and the CJCSC, the government had frozen the retirement of General Asim Munir. Under the Army Act, General Asim Munir was retained even after 25 days of the appointment.

On the other hand, the federal cabinet had approved the appointments.

Source: 92 News

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