Prime Minister’s Office receives summary for COAS, CJCSC appointments from GHQ

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has received the summary from General Headquarters (GHQ) for the appointment of the new chief of army staff (COAS) and Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC). The news was first shared by the DG ISPR and then confirmed by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif through official Twitter handles.

COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chairman Joint CJCSC Nadeem Raza will retire from their positions by the end of November. According to a statement by the spokesperson of the GHQ, the list contains six names of senior lieutenant generals. Media reports claim that the six names on the list are:

As per the process, the prime minister of Pakistan will appoint the four-star general. Once the name is finalised by the PM, the president of Pakistan will give the formal approval of the candidate for the COAS position.

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