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Gen Asim Munir assumes command as Pakistan’s 17th army chief

General Syed Asim Munir has assumesd command as Pakistan’s 17th army chief on Tuesday.

The outgoing COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa handed over the command of the Pakistan Army to his successor General Asim Munir in a ceremony held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa in his farewell address felicitated Asim Munir’s elevation to the seat of Army Chief, expressing the confidence that his promotion will prove to be highly positive both for the country and the Pakistan Army.

General Bajwa said General Asim Munir is Hafiz-e-Quran, a professional and capable officer and a man of principles. He was confident that under the leadership of Asim Munir, Pakistan Army will achieve more successes and further serve and defend the country.

“I have full faith that under his leadership army will reach new heights and his appointment will prove to be a positive for the country,” said Gen Bajwa. He added that he was happy to know that he was retiring by handing the army to an able officer like Gen Munir. 

Gen Bajwa said that his journey in the army started 44 years ago and has ended today. 

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“I am thankful to Allah that he not only gave me an opportunity to work in the courageous and great army but also honoured me to command this army,” he said.

He said during his six-year tenure Pakistan Army tackled challenges be it the situation on the Line of Control, terrorism or the natural calamities. 

Former Chief Of Army Staff(COAS) of Pakistan Army General(R) Raheel Sharif also attended the change of command ceremony at GH.

Saman Siddiqui

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