New COAS Appointment: Defence Ministry Forwards Summary To PM’s Office

RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: (HRNW) Defence Ministry has forwarded the summary for the appointment of the new chief of army staff (COAS) to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) after receiving the names of the senior-most lieutenant generals from the General Headquarters (GHQ).

The Pakistan Army headquarters, General Headquarters (GHQ), has forwarded the summary to recommend the names of senior-most lieutenant generals for the appointment of the new chief of army staff (COAS) appointment.

Ahead of the appointment of the new COAS, the GHQ forwarded a summary comprising the names of the senior-most army officers to the defence ministry. The appointment of the Chairman Joint Chiefs Of Staff Committee (CJCSC) will also be appointed from the recommended names.

Among the names, Lt Gen Asim Munir was placed in the first position, Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza in the second, Lt Gen Azhar Abbas in the third, Lt Gen Nauman Mahmood in the fourth, Lt Gen Faiz Hameed in the fifth and Lt Gen Muhammad Amir on the sixth position in the seniority list.

In accordance with the Constitution, the prime minister has the power to make the appointment of the four-star position in the armed forces. Later, the president will give the approval for the four-star appointments in the armed forces.

PM Shehbaz Sharif has summoned the federal cabinet’s special session to discuss one-point agenda.

Sources told that a special session of the federal cabinet was summoned by PM Shehbaz Sharif to discuss a one-point agenda. It is expected that the matter related to the key appointment of the army chief will be discussed in the upcoming meeting.

Sources said that PM Sharif is expected to approve the appointment of the new army chief after holding consultations with the cabinet members.