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Lieutenant General Asim Munir will be Pakistan's next Army chief

Lieutenant General Asim Munir was appointed as Pakistan's new Army chief.

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Lieutenant General Asim Munir
Lieutenant General Asim Munir (File photo)

By India Today Web Desk: Lieutenant General Asim Munir was chosen as Pakistan's new Army chief on Thursday. Munir had served in Pakistan’s intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

He will succeed General Qamar Javed Bajwa, whose term is scheduled to end on November 29. Bajwa's retirement comes after a three-year extension. He had ruled out seeking another extension.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza was picked as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

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