PM Office receives summary of Defense Ministry for top military appointment: Info Minister

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has confirmed that a summary sent by the Ministry of Defense regarding top level appointments in Pakistan Army has been received by the Prime Minister’s office.

In a statement today, she said a panel of names has been sent for appointment to the posts of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and the Chief of Army Staff.

She said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will decide on these appointments as per the prescribed procedure.

Meanwhile, in a tweet, Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said the process of appointment of new army chief will be completed in a couple of days.

The Director General ISPR also confirmed that summary regarding appointment of the Chief of Joint Chiefs Of Staff Committee and the Chief of Army Staff has been sent from General Headquarters to Ministry of Defence.

In a tweet, he said the summary includes names of six most senior Lieutenant Generals.

Source: Radio Pakistan