New Military chief takes command in Pakistan

30 November 2022
2022-11-30 11:01

Pakistan’s new military chief, Gen. AsimMunir, took command of the country’s armed forces on Tuesday. Munir, who is a former spymaster, replaced Gen. Qamar JavedBajwa, who has retired from the post after a six-year term.

Tuesday’s change in military command comes days after Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif named Munir to replace Bajwa. In his speech, Bajwa congratulated Munir and hoped that during his tenure the country’s defence will be further strengthened.Munir has assumed the command of the military amid a deadlock between former Prime Minister Imran Khan and Sharif who says the next polls will be held as scheduled in 2023.

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