Asim Munir new Pakistan army chief, announces Shehbaz Sharif

Published on Nov 24, 2022 12:31 PM IST

The new chief will take over from outgoing General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who will retire later this month after a six-year term.

Lieutenant-General Asim Munir (source: Dawn)
Lieutenant-General Asim Munir (source: Dawn)
Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday named General Lieutenant-General Asim Munir as the new chief of the country's powerful army, the information minister said on Twitter.

The new chief will take over from outgoing General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who will retire later this month after a six-year term.

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