PM Shehbaz thanks General Bajwa for tackling Pakistan's 'crises'
COAS Bajwa is set to retire on November 29 and will hand over the "baton of command" to General Asim Munir, who was appointed to succeed him last week, Geo News reported. As he gets ready to bid farewell to arms after serving as COAS from 2016-2022, Gen Bajwa met Prime Minister Shehbaz and President Arif Alvi on Monday.
Decision on Army chief based on merit despite 'immense pressure': Pakistan PM
In a statement, PM Sharif said that applying the principle of seniority in state institutions would serve to strengthen them, Samaa TV reported. He was referring to how he picked the senior-most officer from among the six candidates shortlisted and sent to him to pick the new Army chief and CJCSC, the report said.
Summary for appointment of next Pakistan army chief ready
Summary contains the names of six senior-most military officials, as per a confirmation by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military's media wing, The News reported. Meanwhile, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who has been serving as the COAS since 2016 and received an extension in service in 2019, is all set to retire on November 29.
Clashes break out between Pakistan tribes and Taliban over land dispute
Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Sajid Hussain Turi, condemned the firing while confirming the incident, Dawn reported. In a statement shared on Twitter, he said: "Afghanistan's violation of Pakistan's Kurram border at Kharlachi and Borki and targeting the civilian population is condemnable."
In a first, Pak govt reaches out to Imran's PTI
The development comes after Finance Minister Ishaq Dar met President Arif Alvi on Friday and offered dialogue to resolve political issues, The Express Tribune reported. The sources said the president told him that his message would be conveyed to the PTI leadership. In response to the government offer, the PTI leadership also showed willingness and authorised the president to engage with the government, the sources added.
Shehbaz Sharif consults allied parties on army chief appointment
The allied parties have reportedly fully mandated the premier for making the appointment as per set procedure and traditions, The News reported. Certain ministers proposed to Sharif to obtain approval from the federal cabinet about the appointment of the army chief, but the majority did not agree to it. According to sources, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman called the premier to inquire about his welfare and the two leaders exchanged views on the situation in the country and appointment of the new army chief.
Shehbaz Sharif infected with Covid for 3rd time
Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, through her official Twitter handle, stated that the premier had been unwell for two days and took the Covid-19 test today on a doctor's recommendation, reports The Express Tribune. The Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had tested positive for the Covid-19 earlier this year in January and also in June of 2020.