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Decision on top military positions taken as per law, constitution: Asif
November 24, 2022

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said the decision regarding top level appointments in Pakistan Army has been taken as per the law and constitution.

Talking to the media persons in Islamabad on Thursday, he said seniority has been observed in the appointments.

The Minister said a summary regarding the appointment to the top posts has been sent to President Arif Alvi, expressing the confidence that he will endorse the Prime Minister's advice in accordance with the law and constitution.  

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said seniority cum merit based decision of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to appoint Syed Asim Munir as the Chief of Army Staff and Sahir Shamshad Mirza as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee is praiseworthy.

In a tweet on Thursday, he prayed for Pakistan and the new appointees.