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Who is Lt Gen Asim Munir, PM Shehbaz’s pick for army chief?

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After days of speculation, anticipation and apprehension that the appointment to the military’s top office could face delays, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has picked Lieutenant General Asim Munir to succeed outgoing army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The selection, which caps weeks of speculation, is now pending the president’s approval.
Lt Gen Munir is an outstanding officer, but because of the technicalities involved, it was earlier believed he may remain the proverbial dark horse in the race for the army chief’s position.

When Lt Gen Munir was posted in Madina as a lieutenant colonel, the military officer became Hafiz-i-Quran (a person who has memorised the Quran) at the age of 38.

He was promoted to the rank of a three-star general in September 2018, but he took charge two months later. As such, his four-year tenure as Lt Gen ends on November 27, around the same time when incumbent Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Nadeem Raza and Chief of Army Staff Gen Bajwa will be doffing their army uniform.

Lt Gen Munir entered the service via the Officers Training School programme in Mangla, and was commissioned into the Frontier Force Regiment.

He has been a close aide of Gen Bajwa ever since he commanded troops in the Force Command Northern Areas as a brigadier under the outgoing army chief, who was then Commander X Corps.

Lt Gen Munir was later appointed Military Intelligence director general in early 2017, and in October next year was made the Inter-Services Intelligence chief. Lt Gen Munir will become the first army chief who has headed both — the MI and the ISI. He will also be the first army chief who has been awarded the Sword of Honour.

However, his stint as the top intelligence officer turned out to be the shortest ever, as he was replaced by Lt Gen Faiz Hamid within eight months, on the insistence of then-PM Imran Khan.

He was posted as Gujranwala Corps commander, a position he held for two years, before being moved to the General Headquarters as the quartermaster general.

 

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>Lt Gen Munir is an outstanding officer, but because of the technicalities involved, it was earlier believed he may remain the proverbial dark horse in the race for the army chief’s position.

Everyone and their mother knew he'd get picked.

There was never a real choice.
 

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>Lt Gen Munir is an outstanding officer, but because of the technicalities involved, it was earlier believed he may remain the proverbial dark horse in the race for the army chief’s position.

Everyone and their mother knew he'd get picked.

There was never a real choice.

Even my newborn two weeks old knew.
I don't know why the media created such suspense.
 

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Congratulations to the new COAS, looks much better than paitoo bajwa already….

Best of luck to him as he has huge and difficult tasks ahead.
I pray he has guts and balls and is Pakistani and not a slave of the colonial masters.

God if I had nukes and half a million men under my command. God help the world. How did we end up with these cowards
 

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When a corrupt and Haram khor pick up a favorite COAS, than you can expect a bigger Haram Khor and Dushman of Pakistan in GHQ. I have no hope from this as they all are Haram Khors, this institution has produce ek se bar ker ek Haram khor in the history of this country.
 

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