Pakistan to appoint new army chief soon: Pak Minister

Pakistan formally joins with Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance.

Islamabad, Oct 22: The Pakistan government will appoint a new army chief within a week or 10 days to replace incumbent General Raheel Sharif who is poised to retire by end of November, a senior minister has said.

“The government has not yet decided [as to who will be the new army chief] but is likely to announce his name in week or ten days’ time,” State Minister for Capital Administration Tariq Fazl Chaudhry said.
General Raheel had announced several months ago that he will not seek a second term unlike his predecessor General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani. The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been under pressure to rename the successor of General Raheel to end uncertainty amidst domestic and external security challenges.
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