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President Arif Alvi approves Lt Gen Asim Munir’s appointment as COAS

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President Dr. Arif Alvi has approved the appointment of Lt General Asim Munir as the new Chief of Army Staff. The president also approved Lt General Sahir Shamshad Mirza’s name for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The development comes after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif decided to appoint Lt Gen Munir as Chief of the Army Staff and Lt Gen Mirza as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

This was announced by Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday in a tweet earlier in the day. She said that the decision was made by the PM by using constitutional authority.

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