Shehbaz made Imran Khan's 'enemy' the new Pakistan Army Chief, know who is Gen Asim Munir

24 Nov, 2022

Pakistan has got its new army chief. General Asim Munir will be the new army chief of Pakistan. PM Shahbaz Sharif announced his name. Many big names were involved in the race for the new Army Chief of Pakistan. After which this big responsibility has been entrusted to General Munir. General Munir is considered an infamous name of the intelligence agency ISI. Munir will replace General Bajwa.

Who is General Munir?

General Aseem Munir joined the army through Pakistan's Open Training Service (OTS). General Munir Gunjarawala rose to the rank of Corps Commander and served on this post for two years. It took a long time for General Munir to become a two-star and it was only in September 2018 that he could come to this position.

Munir is the senior most at present. It is being told that his name was at the top of the list to be sent to the Prime Minister. Prior to the announcement of his name as the Chief of Army Staff, he was holding the post of Quarter Master General at the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi.

Reason for differences between Imran Khan and General Munir

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. Lt Gen Munir was later made the Director of Military Intelligence in early 2017 and then the head of Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI in October next year. 

Imran Khan removed him from his post after becoming the prime minister, thus making his tenure as Pakistan's top intelligence officer the shortest ever. Imran Khan removed Munir and made Faiz Hameed the new ISI chief. Therefore, becoming the new army chief of General Munir is a big blow for Imran Khan. That is, Shehbaz Sharif has chosen Imran Khan's 'enemy' as the new Army Chief of Pakistan.

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