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PM Office receives summary for new army chief’s appointment: Sources

PM Office has received a summary for new army chief’s appointment, sources claim on Monday.

As reported, the Prime Minister’s office on Monday received the defense ministry’s summary regarding the appointment of the Chief of Army Staff and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff committee (CJSC).

The sources claims that the much-anticipated summary sent to PM House has the names of five senior generals and it has been decided that the appointment will be made before November 27.

The development comes as the process to appoint the next head of the military has formally started.

Pakistan Army’s incumbent top generals are all set to retire this month.

It was reported, earlier that the Pakistan Army and the federal government have reached an agreement on the appointment of the next chief of army staff (COAS) and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff committee (CJSC).

The two positions fall vacant by November 29.

According to the rules, names of generals are sent to the Prime Minister, who will then promote two Lt. generals to the rank of generals. The premier will send a recommendation to President.

After the president’s approval, the notification of the appointment of the new army chief and the chairman joint chiefs of staff committee will be issued.

Pakistan’s politics is currently revolving around the appointment of the new chief of army staff (COAS).


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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