ISLAMABAD: The federal minister for defense of Pakistan, Khwaja Asif, has said that the appointment process of new army chief and other top army ranks officers has begun today.
On the social media blogging site, Twitter he has posted a statement that “The process of appointing [officials] to Pakistan Army’s highest positions has started today. God willing, the appointments will be made soon as per the constitutional requirements,” Khwaja Asif, the federal minister said in a tweet.
The federal minister Kwhaja Asif and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in a joint statement said ruled out reports of a deadlock over the name of the new army chief.
On that occasion, the defense minister belonging to MPL-N said that we are consulting with our allies over the appointment to the coveted post, he further said that there was no pressure on the government regarding the army chief’s appointment.
He further said that the appointment process of the new army chief would be completed by November 25, and the summary would be moved within a day or two.
The senior minister further said that “Once we receive the summary, we will discuss the names, which will probably be five or six senior-most officers,” Asif added. Khwaja Asif, the defense minister also said that the summary had not yet reached the PM’s Office.