Pakistan appoints new Army Chief

Photo: ISPR
Photo: ISPR

Lieutenant General Raheel Sharif has been appointed Pakistan’s new Army Chief( COAS) after the retirement of General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the former Chief of Army Staff. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif announced the new appointment.

In addition, Lieutenant General Rashid Mahmood has been designated as the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJSC). PM Nawaz Sharif held separate meetings with both of the senior generals in regards to the National security and  matters related to the military.

General Kayani is scheduled to retire on Friday after which the chief will hold his position.

Source: DAWN, NDTV, Nation , theguardian

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