According to Defense Minister Khawaja Asif, the announcement for the appointment of the incoming chief of army staff (COAS) would just be released by November 26 before the existing COAS, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, retirement
on November 29.
Defense Ministry Notified the GHQ
Hours earlier, Asif told the National Assembly that his ministry had notified the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the letter that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had obtained on the appointment of the new army chief.
The procedure will be completed in approximately two to three days working days. After the frenzy settles, we’ll deal with Imran Khan, as he had previously promised.
The minister stated on the private media talk show that “the appointment process for the highest offices in the Pakistan Army has begun today.”
GHQ provides the nominations list for upcoming COAS
“The Prime Minister requested the names and dossiers for the nomination of the new army chief in a letter submitted to the Ministry of Defense. The ministry has requested that the GHQ provide the nominations and dossiers together. The PML-N member bemoaned the fact that, unlike every other nation in the globe, enormous hysteria in Pakistan is sparked by the selection of the army chief.
Political leaders should sit down to talk
Political leaders should join forces, sit down, and have a conversation that once makes a difference nomination controversy is resolved to prevent the nomination from becoming contentious in the hereafter, he stressed.
When questioned about Imran Khan’s decision to support the long march on November 26, the minister of defense suggested that the previous leader may have believed that President Dr. Arif Alvi would not accept PM Shahbaz’s nomination for the top military appointment in the Pakistan Army.
“Imran Khan has also cleared the United States of being involved in a foreign scheme. He claimed that no conspiracy against his government was planned by the establishment. He yet insists that the establishment might have stopped the plot to overthrow his government,” said Asif.
By leaving free of the US and the establishment with his new statement, Khan, according to the minister of defense, has justified the vote of no-confidence.