Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif will appoint new Army chief in November: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif

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Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday stated that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif would appoint the new Army chief on time in November.

Asif’s remarks got here days after former premier Imran Khan demanded that the subsequent chief of military employees must be appointed by the new authorities after elections.

“Nawaz Sharif has fulfilled this political duty 4 occasions and Shehbaz will do the identical in November,” Asif stated in response to a query whereas addressing a press convention.

He stated that the coverage concerning the Army chief’s appointment was clear in the Constitution however Khan was making an attempt to make it controversial.

“He simply needs to make the Army chief’s appointment controversial,” he stated, including that nobody had any doubt about the loyalty of the pinnacle of the Army to the Constitution and the establishments.

“Politics is separate however establishments shouldn’t be made controversial,” the minister stated.

Khan stated in an interview that the incumbent was not competent sufficient to appoint the new Army chief and that the problem must be left for the subsequent authorities.

He additionally demanded recent elections.

The present Army chief is about to retire by the top of November after finishing two tenures, every of three years, and his successor can be chosen by the prime minister out of senior serving lieutenant generals.

The appointment creates lots of curiosity and warmth because of the energy loved by the pinnacle of military in Pakistan.

Speaking about the current statements by totally different individuals in opposition to the nation’s nationwide safety, Asif warned that motion can be taken in opposition to them.

He additionally alleged that Imran Khan wouldn’t hesitate in sabotaging Pakistan for his private advantages.

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