Former president Asif Ali Zardari has stated on Friday that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif would nominate the next Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) in accordance with the law and the constitution.
Zardari reportedly stated, “We fully believe in the system of advancement in the Pakistan Army,” according to the spokesman for the Bilawal House.
According to Zardari all three-star generals were equally qualified to head the Pakistani Army.
Former president and co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) warned that at all costs the issue of the next army chief’s selection must not be politicized as this may result in harm to the institution.
After Imran Khan declared that he had disassociated himself from the issue of the new COAS nomination Asif Zardari has made his statement.
Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan while speaking to journalists at his Lahore home had stated that he was closely monitoring and that the government was free to take any action about the situation.
Speaking to a group of journalists the former prime minister had asserted that no army head goes against the interest of the people. He maintained a tough posture towards Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s leader Nawaz Sharif claiming that Nawaz desired to name his own COAS in order to protect his interests.