Former prime minister Imran Khan congratulated Lt. General Asim Munir on getting appointed as the new Chief of Army Staff and Lt. General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan hoped military leadership will work to end the prevailing trust deficit that has built up in the last 8 months between the nation and the State.
He also said in his tweet that the strength of the state is derived from its people.
Congratulations to Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza as new CJCSC & Gen Syed Asim Munir as new COAS. We hope new mly ldrship will work to end prevailing trust deficit that has built up in last 8 months between the nation and the State. Strength of the State is derived from its people. pic.twitter.com/5k4fVA2UGb
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 30, 2022
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.