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Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir appointed as COAS, Lt. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza as CJCSC
November 24, 2022

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has decided to appoint Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza as the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Lieutenant General Syed Asim Munir as the Chief of Army Staff using the constitutional authority. 

In a tweet on Thursday, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said a summary this effect has been sent to the President.

Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza is currently serving as Corps Commander Rawalpindi.  

Previously, he served as Chief of General Staff, Adjutant General at General Headquarters and Director General Military Operations.

Lieutenant General Asim Munir is currently serving as the Quarter Master General at the General Headquarters (GHQ).

Previously he served as Corps Commander Gujranwala and headed both the ISI and Military Intelligence.

During his posting in Madina as a lieutenant colonel, Asim Munir became Hafiz-i-Quran at the age 38.

Asim Munir is also a holder of the Sword of Honour.  He was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz in March 2018.