Pakistan’s 17th Army Chief
General Asim Munir will be the 17th Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan since its declaration of independence from Britain in 1947. During this period, 30 different Prime Ministers have changed in Pakistan, but no Prime Minister has completed his five-year term, but almost all the army chiefs have completed their term, as well as extension to many army chiefs. and the four military chiefs also overthrew the elected government. Pakistan’s army is the sixth largest army in the world, but the army has complete control over the politics of Pakistan, so the politics of Pakistan has never been stable. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, 61, is set to retire on November 29 after an extension of three years. At the same time, Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza has been elected as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).
General Munir has been the head of ISI
Lieutenant-General Asim Munir has been the chief of Pakistan’s two most influential intelligence agencies, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI). However, his tenure as ISI chief lasted only for eight months and he was removed from the post of ISI Chief by former Prime Minister Imran Khan after becoming the Prime Minister. Imran Khan called General Munir’s workshop rubbish. However, it is being said that Shehbaz Sharif has given a 440 volt shock to Imran Khan by appointing General Munir as the new Army Chief.
Senior most officer after Bajwa
Lieutenant-General Asim Muneek is the senior-most ranking general in the Pakistan Army after outgoing Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. At the same time, he is also considered very close to General Bajwa. Lt Gen Munir has been a close associate of the current Pakistan Army Chief Gen Bajwa since Gen Bajwa was Commander X Corps and General Munir as a Brigadier held the Army Command in the Northern Areas of Pakistan as Force Command Was.
Why did Imran remove from the post of ISI chief?
General Munir’s tenure as ISI chief was blamed for his style of functioning. Pakistani media had told that Imran Khan had rubbished General Munir’s way of working and Imran Khan believed that General Munir works in a bookish way, which he did not like. Therefore, the relationship between Imran Khan and General Munir had deteriorated considerably. Hence, the appointment of Munir as the new army chief is likely to come as a blow to former prime minister Imran Khan. However, a section of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party has supported the appointment of General Munir to the post of army chief and believes that Munir will remain against Imran Khan.
President can become a fork in the road
Like India, the President in Pakistan is above every party politics and once he becomes the President, he becomes above all the parties, but in Pakistan the President cannot go beyond the party line. At the same time, it is believed that with the help of the President, Imran Khan can suspend the appointment of the new Army Chief. At the same time, according to Pakistan media reports, President Arif Alvi and Imran Khan will meet in Lahore today. Before that yesterday, Imran Khan had said that the President would consult him before taking a decision on the new Army Chief. At the same time, questions are now being raised whether President Arif Alvi will return the name sent by Shehbaz Sharif. However, even if Arif Alvi does so, he can stall only for a maximum of 25 days.