Asim Munir Is Pakistan’s New Army Chief

New Delhi: Pakistan on Thursday named Lieutenant-General Asim Munir as chief of the army. Munir, who was also Pakistan’s chief spy, will take over from outgoing General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who retires later this month after a six-year term, the defence ministry said, NDTV reported quoting Reuters.

“It is based on merit, law and as per constitution,” Defence Minister Khawaja Asif told reporters after announcing the Munir as the new chief.

On Wednesday, outgoing army chief Bajwa said the military would have no role in national politics in the future.

 

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