Did you know Pakistan Names a New Army Chief In the wake of General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s retirement, Lt. General Asim Munir has been named the eleventh Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Pakistan Army, as announced by Federal Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb.
After being promoted to the level of four-star general, Lt. General Asim Munir will be responsible for the country’s top position, as indicated by the provided information.
The highest and most senior uniformed military position is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), and Lt. General Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been appointed as the 17th CJCSC.
By virtue of his constitutional authority, PM Shehbaz Sharif has urged President Arif Alvi to approve these two three-star officers. Govt to Empower PM to Extend Any Army Officer’s Term. To provide the Prime Minister of Pakistan the authority to prolong the term of any officer by notification. Govt to Empower PM to Extend Any Army Officer’s Term. To provide the Prime Minister of Pakistan the authority to prolong the term of any officer by notification.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) sent the Prime Minister’s Office a summary that included the names of the six candidates for the promotion to the rank of COAS and the proposed names for CJCSC.
- Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir
- Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza
- Lt. Gen. Azhar Abbas
- Lt. Gen. Nauman Mehmood
- Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed
- Lt. Gen. Muhammad Aamer
According to the sources, the list included the names of lieutenant generals in order of seniority and performance.
The current COAS, General Bajwa, will retire from the military on November 29 after serving for six years. The newly selected COAS will formally assume his job on the same day.
Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir
According to the government’s announcement, General Asim Munir Ahmed HI(M) would soon become the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army in his role as the army’s present Quartermaster General.
From June 17, 2019, till October 6, 2021, he was in charge of the XXX Corps (Pakistan) at Gujranwala.
Before Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed replaced him on June 16, 2019, he was the 23rd Director-General of the ISI.
The Sword of Honor has also been bestowed upon him. On 24 November 2022, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif named him the country’s 11th Chief of Army Staff for a three-year term.
Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza
The 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Sahir Shamshad Mirza HI(M), is a four-star general in the Pakistani Army.
The 27th of November, 2022 saw his appointment to the position.
After being replaced as 35th Chief of General Staff by Azhar Abbas, he was appointed as Commander of X Corps (Pakistan) at Rawalpindi.
In addition to his current position as Commander of X Corps (Pakistan) in Rawalpindi, General Sahir Shamshad Mirza is a four-star general in the Pakistani Armed Forces and the Chairman Designate of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
He received a commission in the Sind Regiment’s 8th Battalion.
He has served as Director General for Military Operations and Adjutant General at the General Headquarters till November 2019.
He oversaw the Okara-based 40th Infantry Division as division commander throughout his time with Military Operations.
Lt. Gen. Azhar Abbas
Azhar Abbas HI(M) is the 35th Chief of General Staff (CGS) of the Pakistan Army and a three-star general in the Pakistani Armed Forces.
On September 8, 2021, he succeeded Lieutenant-General Sahir Shamshad Mirza in the position, he had held since 2021.
At the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, the Chief of General Staff is in charge of all operational and intelligence-related matters.
Abbas was given a commission in the 41st Baloch Regiment Battalion.
He has worked as the Private Secretary to the former Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, and as the Commandant of the School of Infantry and Tactics in Quetta, among other positions.