ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif on Monday likely to receive a summary from defense ministry regarding the appointment of a new chief of army staff (COAS) and chairman joints chiefs of staff committee (CJCSC), private news reported, citing well-placed sources.
The term of the incumbent COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa is ending on Nov 29.
A source in the defence ministry told private news that the summary for the appointment of new army chief and chairman joint chiefs of staff committee will reach PM House today and PM Shehbaz Sharif is expected to sign the summary today on the basis of seniority.
Furthermore, it emerged that the appointment of the new COAS and the CJCSC will done on the same today
He said that the new army chief would announced on Tuesday or Wednesday. While a ceremony will be held on November 29.
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He criticised former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan for allegedly making the COAS appointment process controversial. Asif detailed that the prime minister will appoint the new COAS as per the summary of the defence ministry.