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The new army chief will be appointed around November 20

COAS appointment scheduled after gen bajwa retires in next week of november
2022-11-16
The new army chief will be appointed around November 20

The source also mentioned the name of the lieutenant general who will be made a four-star general and appointed army chief, but considering the sensitivity of the matter, this newspaper cannot reveal this name. 

  

The Prime Minister's Office will formally contact the defense authorities in a couple of days to start the process for the appointment of the Army Chief and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. 

  

Defense authorities followed by a list of names of the most senior three-star generals (panel) through a summary Competent Authority i.e., Prime Minister Shehbaz will be sent to so that the above positions can be appointed. 

 

The source said that the Prime Minister's Office will receive the summary by the 18th or 19th after which the Chief Executive will appoint both the posts. It is learned that discussions have been held with the concerned authorities on verbal issues. 

  

It is said that the government will not wait until the last week of November to make these appointments, the unprecedented way in which the matter has attracted attention in politics and the media. Imran Khan has targeted these appointments during the weeks-long campaign 

 

Imran Khan is spreading these things that the current Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif does not have the authority to appoint the Army Chief because the actual decision of the next Army Chief will be taken by Nawaz Sharif. Imran Khan says how a criminal and fugitive accused can appoint the army chief. 

 

Imran Khan used to say that the current army chief should be appointed by the new government after the general elections. Imran Khan had also said that the current army chief should be given an extension until the new elected government comes after the general elections. 

 

Imran Khan used to say that the current army chief should be appointed by the new government after the general elections. Imran Khan had also said that the current army chief should be given an extension until the new elected government comes after the general elections.