Top Pak general seeks early retirement after appointment of Gen Munir as Army chief: Report | World News,The Indian Express

The development comes after the Pakistan government on Thursday appointed Gen Asim Munir as the next COAS and Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza as the CJCSC.

Pakistani media reported this week that Lt Gen Abbas’s name figured in the list of the names of six top lieutenant generals in consideration for the appointments as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).

Other names in the list included Lt Gen Asim Munir, Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Lt Gen Azhar Abbas, Lt Gen Nauman Mehmood, Lt Gen Faiz Hamid, and Lt Gen Mohammad Amir.

The development comes after the Pakistan government on Thursday appointed Gen Asim Munir as the next COAS and Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza as the CJCSC.

After November 27, Lt Gen Azhar Abbas was scheduled to become number two in seniority in the country’s armed forces after incumbent COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa.

“Lt Gen Azhar Abbas has decided to bid farewell, seeking early retirement — true to his personality,” Geo News quoted a trusted family source as saying. However, there was no official confirmation.

https://indianexpress.com/article/world/pak-general-azhar-abbas-early-retirement-munir-army-chief-8289999/


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