Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif showed admiration for Lt. General Asim Munir, who had just been elected as the new Chief of Army Staff on Tuesday.
PM Shehbaz called Asim Munir to congratulate him and during the conversation with the new COAS, he stated that “it is a blessing from Allah Almighty to have a chief like you.”
وزیراعظم شہبازشریف کا چیف آف آرمی سٹاف جنرل سید عاصم منیر کو ٹیلی فون
وزیراعظم شہبازشریف نے جنرل سید عاصم منیر کو آرمی چیف کا عہدہ سنبھالنے پر مبارک پیش کی
بہادر پاکستان آرمی کے سپہ سالار کا منصب سنبھالنا بڑا اعزاز ہے: وزیراعظم
— PML(N) (@pmln_org) November 29, 2022
The Prime Minister went on to say that he had complete faith in him. He added that COAS General Munir’s leadership will pave the path for bolstering the nation’s defence and boosting the Pakistan Army’s professional capabilities.
“May Allah help and guide you in meeting the security challenge, especially protecting and securing the motherland and eradicating the menace of terrorism,” he remarked.
COAS Asim Munir thanked PM Shehbaz for sending him his best wishes.
Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir is the 17th army chief of Pakistan who was selected by the sitting Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif last week.
Before the announcement, there were a lot of speculations on the appointment of the most powerful seat in the country.
Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir was promoted to the rank of three-star general in September 2018 but he took the charge in November with a delay of two months. He was supposed to retire on November 27 but before that, he was immediately promoted to the rank of four-star general.
Lt. Gen. Syed Munir had also served as the Military Intelligence director general in early 2017, and in October next year, he was appointed as the chief of Inter-Services Intelligence.