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Who is Lt Gen Asim Munir and why his appointment as next Pak army chief has rattled Imran Khan?

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Pakistan President Arif Alvi approved the recommendation of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for the appointment of Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir as the next Army chief. Munir, was Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence when Khan was in office. Khan had later fired Munir without explanation.
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Ex-ISI head Lt Gen Asim Munir appointed new Pakistan army chief

Former ISI head Lt General Asim Munir will be Pakistan’s next army chief, PM Shehbaz Sharif announced Thursday and ended weeks of speculation about who succeeds Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa in a position considered the most powerful in the country.

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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Who is Lt Gen Asim Munir and why his appointment as next Pak army chief has rattled Imran Khan?

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday picked Lt General Asim Munir to be the new army chief. The appointment was eagerly awaited as it was happening in the backdrop of a purported tussle between outgoing General Qamar Javed Bajwa and former premier Imran Khan. Sharif-led Cabinet has sent the recommendation to President Arif Alvi, who will finalise his appointment. Lt. General Munir will succeed General Bajwa, who is due to retire o

2 months ago·Noida, India
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Is Lt Gen Munir's appointment as Pak army chief a setback for Imran Khan?

Pakistan's former spy master and senior-most Lt-General Asim Munir was on Thursday appointed as the new Army chief by President Arif Alvi, ending intense speculation over the most powerful position in the coup-prone country.

2 months ago·India
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Reactions pour in as Lt Gen Asim Munir named next army chief

Political analyst Michael Kugelman said the incoming chief “must grapple with restoring trust in the institution"; Mazhar Abbas calls new appointees "best among best".

2 months ago·Pakistan
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Who is Lt Gen Asim Munir?: PM's pick for the position COAS

Lt Gen Asim Munir- the new army chief -headed both the MI and ISI- joined Pakistan Army from the Mangala Officers Training School programme

2 months ago·Pakistan
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Ex-ISI chief Lieutenant General Asim Munir appointed as new Pakistan army chief – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Former ISI chief lieutenant general Asim Munir will be Pakistan's next army chief, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation over who will succeed General Qamar Javed Bajwa in a position considered the most powerful in the country. The nomination was endorsed by President Dr Arif Alvi, whose endorsement came

2 months ago
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