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Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif names Lt Gen Asim Munir the next army chief

Under Imran Khan, Munir was removed from the post of the ISI chief within eight months of his appointment and replaced with Lt Gen Faiz Hameed in 2019

Pakistan's new Army chief Asim Munir. (Photo: Twitter/@asim_mz)

Pakistan's new Army chief Asim Munir. (Photo: Twitter/@asim_mz)

BS Web Team New Delhi
Lt General Asim Munir has been appointed Pakistan's new chief of army staff (COAS) by Pakistan PM, Shehbaz Sharif. Pakistan information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb announced the decision on Twitter. Munir is the former director-general of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

"The Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Shehbaz 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. A summary of this has been sent to the President of Pakistan," Aurangzeb wrote in a tweet in

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First Published: Nov 24 2022 | 1:08 PM IST

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